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Toshodai-ji Temple


UpdateMarch 22, 2018
ReleaseMarch 22, 2018

Toshodaiji was founded by the Chinese priest Ganjin. The huge precincts resemble a calm forest filled with the nature and flowers of each passing season. As there are so many buildings and Buddhist statues designated as national treasures or important cultural assets, this is truly a place at which to take your time and stroll slowly around the area. The Kondo is one of the largest examples of Tenpyo style architecture in Japan (now under repair and dismantled) and the Uchiwamaki event held on May 19th each year involves the handing out to visitors of pretty heart shaped uchiwa (fans) and rice cakes.