Smoking and drone photography are prohibited in the precincts of Tōdai-ji Temple.

To the wheelchair users​

The wheelchair users can enter the corridor and the Great Buddha Hall from the slope on the left (west side) of the front entrance.

A flat stone path goes from the Nara prefectural car park (near the Great South Gate) & Taxi rank on the west side of the Great Buddha Hall directly to the entrance of the Great Buddha Hall providing easy access for wheelchairs and pushchairs.

Wheelchairs are also available for rent from the security office in front of the central gate of the Great Buddha Hall.  (Advanced reservations are not necessary.)

Wheelchairs can be used between the Great Buddha Hall and the Nara prefectural parking lot (near the Great South Gate), but they must be returned to the security office.

The path that leads to Nigatsudo Hall is accessible to wheelchair users. However, the path from the security office to the hall is quite uneven and uphill so please be careful.  Moreover, please understand that there are stairs leading to the top of the Nigatsudo Hall and these are not wheelchair accessible.