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Todai-ji Temple Kaidan-do

Name 東大寺戒壇堂 / Todai-ji Temple Kaidan-do
Adress Zoshicho406-1, Nara-shi, Nara 630-8211
Hours Open
Admission Adult   500 yen
University  500 yen
High school  500 yen
Junior high school  500 yen
Elementary school  300 yen

The high priest Ganjin who came to Japan from China in 754 opened this temple in order to teach the commandments of Buddhism to other priests.
Ganjin imparted the Buddhist commandment to Emperor Shomu at the ordination platform temporarily set up in front of the Great Buddha Hall and later built the Kaidan-in Temple in its present location (to the west of the Great Buddha Hall).
The present Kaidan-in Temple is a reconstruction as there had been a number of fire incidents.
The 8th century sculpted masterpiece the Four Devas (National Treasure) are enshrined here.


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