Date: 28th March 2016
Right after visiting Kasuga Taisha, I walked through Nara Park to Todaiji. There are more deer to see around here.
First up is the Nandaimon (Great South Gate), the super large wooden gate. Well, you would not understand the meaning of large until you see the main hall later.
Here comes the giant, the main hall called Daibutsuden (The Great Buddha Hall). This is actually one of the largest wooden building in the world. See it for yourself.
Wondering why it is called Daibutsuden? Well, there is a large bronze statue of Buddha here – one of the largest in Japan that is.
The Buddha is placed in the middle of two Bodhisattvas.
Next, I made my way to Nigatsudo (Second Month Hall), one of the halls in the surrounding area of Todaiji.
Another hall is Hokke-do, also known as Sangatsudo. I did not enter though.
Next, I walked roughly 1km to Yoshikien Garden. Both Isuien Garden and Yoshikien Garden are on my list, but I could not find the former (better luck next time).
It is hard not to love Japanese gardens.