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Address: | 48 Noborioji, Nara 630-8213, Nara Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 742-22-7755
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Kofukuji is a 15-20 minute walk from JR Nara station. I visited on a rainy March morning and there were not many people around. The 5 story pagoda is beautiful. Get a combined... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
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Falls Church, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

Kofukuji is a 15-20 minute walk from JR Nara station. I visited on a rainy March morning and there were not many people around. The 5 story pagoda is beautiful. Get a combined ticket to visit the Eastern Golden Hall with its collection of ancient Buddha statues and the Treasure House, which although modern, has an excellent display of Buddhist... More 

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Suwon, South Korea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

we saw three story pagoda and five story pagoda, and two national treasure buildings. some of buildings were under repair. deers were friendly walking around. it's the place must-see in nara with dodaiji temple. temples and koen (park) are very close, so it's good distance to walk on foot.

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Pretoria, South Africa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

This is a very nice temple, with a 5 story pagoda - it gets very busy in the late morning to afternoon, so perhaps go early if you wish to have photos, without throngs of strangers in them. My real recommendation however is, to get the combined ticket and go into the Hall of Treasures - what an exhibition, highly... More 

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Vermont
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

It is possible to see the five story pagoda and the three story pagoda, and the Northern and Southern Octagonal Halls without paying an entrance fee, and without visiting the National Treasure Museum. If your interest is primarily in (temple) architecture, you can give a pass to the museums. There were fewer tourists here than other temples we visited later... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

I visited Nara early spring. Having visited many places in Nara, I totally was fascinated by Kofuku-ji temple. When I visited Toukon-do which is the old biggest building, I felt to time stop because Buddhism statues had soft and warm facial expression. And then I visited Kokuho-kan which is newer building to accumulate National treasure statues. You should go there... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

The whole main hall (i.e. what you want to see) is covered with a temporary structure as they are performing major renovations on the temple. This really spoils your visit and with so many other temples to see in Nara, I personally would just skip this (it's close to the station so you'll probably see it anyway).

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This temple location behind Nara Park, the name of Kofuku-ji mixed from Todai-ji temple in Nara and Kofuku-ji Temple in Kyoto. The Tofuku-ji Temple has a five story Pagoda and three story Pagoda.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2014

Kofukuji temple grounds is very near Kintetsu station. It also has some very tame deer's which we fed deer crackers. Our guide told us to first lift up our crackers above the head of the deer and the deer will bow first before eating the crackers. Quite cool.

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Surfers Paradise, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

After the Kasuga Shrine and the deer park, check out the Kofukuji temple. A lovely place to take some pictures and check out the sights, only a short walk away from the deer park.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This is the first temple you will pass by when you get off from Kintetsu Nara Station and walk toward the more famous Todaiji Temple and Nara Park. For that reason, this is probably the 2nd most visited temple after Todaiji. Though not as grand as Todaiji, it is still picture worthy and the fact that it is so much... More 

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