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Kofukuji Temple

Nara, Nara Prefecture, Japan
+81 742-22-7755
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Ranked #7 of 73 Attractions in Nara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

The staffer at the Nara tourist information office told us to go to the park below the temple to take a photo of the 5 story pagoda. We crossed the street and went to the park with the large pond. On opposite side of the pond, we looked up and found a great angle to take photo of the pagoda... More

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Stockholm, Sweden
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

As others have written - go there to see the pagodas. One being the second highest in japan. It's on the way to Todaiji when walking from the train station, so you might as well stop by..

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New York City, New York, USA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

On the downhill walk back to the JR Rail Station from Nara Deer Park, we stopped to marvel a the 5 story Pagoda. There is also a 3 story Pagoda. We visited in July, 2014 the Temple itself was under renovation.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This temple has a pagoda of five storey at 50 metres high and second tallest in Japan.It is landmark of Nara.

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London, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The main temple is currently under renovation and will be for a couple of years. It is however, still worth a trip to see the three and five story pagodas (the second tallest pagoda in japan) if you are heading up to Todai-ji. It's probably not worth a trip alone!

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Poway, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

It was worth walking past Kofukuji Temple to see the 5-story and 3-story pagodas. The temple itself was closed and was being renovated.

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Singapore, Singapore
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

This temple is along the way to Nara Park and the Todaiji Temple. Part of the temple is still under renovation. For myself, the main attraction of this place is the pagoda. You can take a few photos here with one of the nicest pagodas in Japan before moving on to explore other parts of Nara.

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Smaller than Todaiji, but still very unique; the pagoda is beautiful.Lots of excellent architecture.Many deer on the grounds

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Copenhagen, Denmark
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Another very good temple experience. You can enjoy the Three-story and the Five-story pagoda from outside and you can visit the Tokondo Hall.In addition to that there is the National Treasure Museum, which exhibits part of the temple's great art collection. Some interesting pieces of Buddhist art. For the museum as well as the Hall you have to pay entrance.

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Milan, Italy
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014

The pagoda and the other buildings of the temple are for sure imposing (even more if one thinks at the time they were built), but ufortunately at the moment two halls are covered for renovation... If you have time constraints in your visit to Nara I would advise you to concentrate on other areas.

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