NARA

History and Traditional Culture

Saidaiji Temple

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Ravaged by natural disasters through the ages, this historic place of worship—one of Nara's seven great temples—was rebuilt in the Kamakura period (1185-1333), with its three halls (main hall, Aizen hall, and Shio hall) and Treasure House holding countless treasures. Visitors will marvel at the life-size statue of the Shakyamuni Buddha, or come during the Great Tea Ceremony to experience a truly unique and time-honored rite: drinking tea from massive tea bowl.

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Saidaiji Temple

NARA

Access From Kintetsu Yamato-Saidaiji Station (A26/B26), walk approx. 5 minutes.
Address 1-1-5 Saidaijishiba-machi, Nara-shi, Nara
WEB http://saidaiji.or.jp/ (Japanese language only)
KINTETSU RAIL PASS Benefit
  • Adult admission fee for the main hall: 400 yen → 350 yen