J-ADVENTURE

runAway: Exploring Todaiji Temple

Aired: Nov. 28, 2019

Dean and his team have made it to Nara Pref. in western Japan. They pause their adventure through Japan to explore Todaiji, one of Japan’s most historically significant temples. The temple complex is located in Nara Park, also home to hundreds of deer who roam freely in the grounds. This month Dean will see Japan’s largest bronze buddha statue and also unexpectedly faces a challenge inside the temple to complete his Todaiji experience.

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runAway team leader Dean Newcombe at the Todaiji Temple grounds in Nara Pref.
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The Todaiji Temple
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The world's largest bronze Buddha statue, the Daibutsu
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Enjoying some spicy-hot senbei rice crackers at the temple grounds
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With the deers of Nara
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Dean going through his greatest challenge yet!

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