Saidaiji Temple

Saidaiji Temple

西大寺

Saidaiji Temple

西大寺

Saidaiji, lierally the “Great Western Temple," was one of the seven great temples of Nara, a counterpart to Todaiji, and mentioned in the "Tale of Genji." Repeated fires have reduced it in size. The key attractions are the Shakyamuni Buddha in the main hall and the fierce Aizen Myo-o sculpture (only on view in spring and autumn) in the Aizen hall. The temple holds a tea ceremony in April called o-chamori, featuring a huge tea bowl that requires two hands and some strength to hold.

Last update: 2016-11-09

Venue Details & Access Info
Address

1-1-5 Saidaiji-shibacho, Nara

奈良市西大寺芝町1-1-5

Access

From Kintetsu Yamato-Saidaiji Station:
- 3 minutes by taxi from the station.

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Name/address in local language

  • 西大寺 Saidaiji Temple
  • address 奈良市西大寺芝町1-1-5 1-1-5 Saidaiji-shibacho, Nara
  • Address
Opening Time & Admissions
Opening Hours

8:30 - 16:30

Admission

Adults: ¥400
Teenagers: ¥350
Children: ¥200

*Group discount available

Payment

Cash only

Available Foreign Languages

No foreign language spoken (Japanese only)

Information in English

Contact Details
Tel

0742-45-4700

Fax

0742-45-4720

Website

http://saidaiji.or.jp/

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