Todaiji Pond, Nara, Japan | Top Destination 2015 | Country Holidays Redefining Travel

Todaiji Pond, Nara, Japan | Top Destination 2015 | Country Holidays Redefining Travel

Lanterns at Todai-ji temple, Nara, Japan. Photo by Eiji Murakami on Flickr.

Lanterns at Todai-ji temple, Nara, Japan. Photo by Eiji Murakami on Flickr.

Ascetic monk in front of Todai-ji temple, with a famous wild Japanese deer in Nara, by faletiz, 8/2008

Ascetic monk in front of Todai-ji temple, with a famous wild Japanese deer in Nara, by faletiz, 8/2008

Kyoto, Tōfuku-ji (東福寺?), f.1236 is a Buddhist temple in Higashiyama-ku in Kyoto, Japan. Tōfuku-ji takes its name from two temples in Nara, Tōdai-ji and Kōfuku-ji.[1] It is one of the so-called Kyoto Gozan or "five great Zen temples of Kyoto". Its honorary sangō prefix is Enichi-san (慧日山?).

Kyoto, Tōfuku-ji (東福寺?), f.1236 is a Buddhist temple in Higashiyama-ku in Kyoto, Japan. Tōfuku-ji takes its name from two temples in Nara, Tōdai-ji and Kōfuku-ji.[1] It is one of the so-called Kyoto Gozan or "five great Zen temples of Kyoto". Its honorary sangō prefix is Enichi-san (慧日山?).

Todai-ji, Nara, Japan. The largest wooden structure in the world that doesn't have a single nail. Only dovetail connections

Todai-ji, Nara, Japan. The largest wooden structure in the world that doesn't have a single nail. Only dovetail connections

Tōdai-ji, is a Buddhist temple complex, that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, located in the city of Nara, Japan

Tōdai-ji, is a Buddhist temple complex, that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, located in the city of Nara, Japan

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