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Kofukuji Temple

Nara, Nara Prefecture, Japan
+81 742-22-7755
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Ranked #7 of 66 attractions in Nara
Type: Religious Sites
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Singapore
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

I started from JR Nara Station and Kofukuji is my first Stop. This place is quiet compared to Todaiji Temple as tourists usually don't stay here too long. The compound is not very big and there are some deers roaming about. The main attraction of this place is of course the pagoda. It is a very well preserved and refined... More

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

After viewing so many temples and shires in Japan one gets desensitized and things start to look ordinary. Especially in a region where there are so many places like this. The pagoda actually is the most impressive structure in this park. The other temple buildings are interesting to view but less so. As far as temples go it's just average.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

While one of the structures is under restoration for another 4 years (Done in 2018 from what I saw) the pagoda is not and its a sight to behold! Very big and worth just looking at and taking a photo. Might even run into some deer along the way. A must see.

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

This World Heritage Site in Nara Japan is not nearly was spectacular as the Todaiji Temple nearby but this one has something most don't --- 2,000 stone lanterns lining the pathways and eaves of the Shrine itself.

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Taipei, Taiwan
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

Pagoda is magnificent. But some of the main buildings are under restoration recently. Pagoda can only be viewed outside, and there are fees for main buildings. Temple structures are unlike the ones saw normally though.

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Japão
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

There are three temples and a Museum together in the surroundings, as well some resting area for picnics or booths selling traditional japanese food. The temple is not big but is interesting while the pagoda is huge and well conservated. The Museum next to it is also a nice place to visit.

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Beirut, Lebanon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2013

It was a pleasant experience to visit Kofukuji temple. It's better if you visit with a tour guide that can explain to you a lot of details. I couldn't but feel the peace and positive energy there!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Like most attractions in Nara Kofukuji is a short walk from the Kintetsu station and not much further from the other Nara attractions. The 5 storey pagoda stands magnificently in the grounds, although the dark timber doesn’t lend itself to particularly nice photos. One of the main buildings is being restored, so try and time your visit when it is... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Just a few minutes walk from Kintetsu Nara Station towards Todajii, Kofukuji is a worthwhile stop even though one of it’s main halls is under reconstruction. The five storied pagoda is the crown jewel of the temple, looking really old but beautifully designed. I didn't enter the museum but a stroll around the grounds is nice and quiet. Just on... More

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Sundsvall, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2013

Went here on a sunny day with some friends. Nice place to walk through on your way to Todai-Ji and the park.

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