• Saidaiji Temple
  • Saidaiji Temple
  • Saidaiji Temple
  • Saidaiji Temple

Saidaiji Temple

西大寺

Description

Built as a great western temple in the second half of the Nara period, Saidaiji Temple boasts size equal to that of Todaiji Temple. Though the monk Eison worked to restore the temple in the Kamakura period, presently the only remaining structures are the main hall, Shio-do Hall, and Aizen-do, which were built in the Edo period. The O-chamori Tea Ceremony is held three times a year here, in which tea is consumed using a large, 30-centimeter bowl.

Location Information

  • Address

    1-1-5, Saidaijishibamachi, Nara-shi, Nara, 631-0825

  • Nearest Station
    Yamatosaidaiji Station
    ・ Kintetsu-kyoto Line
    ・ Kintetsu-nara Line
    ・ Kintetsu-kashihara Line
    4 minutes on foot
  • Phone Number
    0742-45-4700
    Available languages
    only in Japanese
  • Hours
    8:30am - 4:00pm
    *Aizendo open from 9:00
  • Closed
    None
Original source: ©Shobunsha Publications Inc.

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