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The Biggest of Buddhas: The Great Buddha at Todai-ji Temple

Its creation nearly bankrupted the nation. Weighing over 500 tons and measuring an impressive 15 meters (49 feet) tall, Todai-ji Temple’s Great Buddha absolutely dwarfs his admirers. He rightfully holds the title of the largest bronze Buddha in the world. His equally...

How to Frolic with the 1,200 Bowing Deer in Nara Park

It sounds like a crazy fantasy. In Japan, there’s a city. And in that city, there are tons and tons of friendly deer. And guess what—the deer bow. I mean, it sounds questionable, right? Astonishingly, it’s all true. Having travelled to Nara...