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Todaiji Temple, Nara prefecture
Todai-ji (Eastern Great Temple), a Buddhist temple complex located in the city of Nara, serves as the Japanese headquarters of the Kegon school of Buddhism.
The temple is a listed UNESCO World Heritage Site as part of "Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara," together with seven other sites including temples, shrines and places in the city of Nara.
Its Great Buddha Hall (Daibutsuden), the largest wooden building in the world, houses the world's largest statue of the Buddha Vairocana, known in Japanese simply as Daibutsu.
SOURCE: Courtesy of Japan National Tourism Organization, used with permission.
NOTE: The information regarding Japan on this page is re-published from Japan National Tourism Organization. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Japan information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Japan should be addressed to Japan National Tourism Office.
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