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by / on May 2, 2011 at 2:20 PM / in Toshodaiji

The Famous Tōshōdai-ji Temple in Nara, Japan!

Toshodaiji is a world heritage site and is visited by many national and international tourists alike. It currently owns 17 National Treasures and more than 200 Important Cultural Properties. This temple is far away from the center of Nara – you would need to go by public transport or taxi to get there. It is situated in the country-side and […]

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by / on April 10, 2011 at 8:39 PM / in Nara WH, Toshodaiji Temple

Toshodaiji Temple, Nara April 2011!

Toshodaiji-Temple was founded in 759 A.D. by Ganjin, a priest of the Tang Dynasty, as a place for teaching the Ritsu Sect of Buddhism. Ganjin underwent tremendous hardships in his attempts to visit Japan. After a period of 12 years, in which he failed five times to cross the Japan Sea, he was finally able to land in Japan, though […]

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