A wooden image of Ganjin Wajo (688-763), Chinese Buddhist monk who introduced the Ritsu Sect of Buddhism to Japan, is shown to the public at Shinhozo Hall of the temple. Admission is ¥1,100.
Schedule & Key events:
● daily 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
● June 6 from 1 p.m.: Memorial service for Ganjin Wajo
Location: Toshodai-ji Temple, Nara
(1) JR Tokaido Shinkansen Line to Kyoto Station. From there, take Kintetsu Kashihara Line to Nishinokyo Sta., and then walk 10 min.; (2) JR Nara Line to Nara Station. From there, take Nara Kotsu Bus (for Rokujoyama) to Toshodaiji Bus Stop (17 min.).
Festival information compiled in cooperation with the Tourist Information Center of the Japan National Tourist Organization. (Shin-Tokyo Bldg. 1F, 3-3-1 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo; (03) 3201-3331). Open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. daily.