Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Todai-ji Temple

The Great Buddha Hall was constructed in 752 to celebrate 200 years of Buddhism being brought to Japan. Todai-ji is the largest wooden structure in the world and is regarded as a national treasure in Japan as well as being on the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. The deer that roam the grounds freely are considered messengers of the gods.

Daibutsu of Tōdai-ji


Tornadoes28 said...

This one of the places in Japan I definitely want to visit.

Tony Mariani said...

It's bigger than it looks in person. I will be posting more on this Temple. It is worth the visit.