Situated in Nara Park is one of Japan’s most historic and well known landmarks, Todaiji Temple.
It is known for being the largest wooden building in the world and is home to the biggest bronze Buddha in Japan. The main entrance to the temple is through the Nandaimon gate, a wooden gate featuring two of the largest carved wooden statues I’ve ever seen! They represent the Nio Guardian Kings that each stand at over 8 metres tall. There is a high influx of tourists here and you have to pay a small fee to visit the Todaiji Temple but completely worth it.
The Nandaimon Gate
The Nio Guardian King’s foot (pity they are behind chicken wire)
The sun was out but the wind was bitey and yes, that white stuff is snow.
The amazing wooden architecture
The bronze octagonal lantern that dates back to the 8th century
The bronze buddha (Daibutsu)