Squeeze through the nostril of the Buddha for enlightenment in your next life!
Welcome to the giant Nara Buddha statue sitting in the Todai-ji Temple, the largest wooden building in the world. Be sure to walk around the daibutsu (big Buddha) statue as at the back of the temple is a quick and easy way to achieve enlightenment in your next life. At the bottom of a temple column is a small hole that is said to be exactly the same size as the statue’s nostril and your challenge is to squeeze its body all the way through. We admit this may only be for the young, slim, and those who aren’t easily embarrassed, but go ahead, give it a try, if only for the holiday comedy photo!