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Address: | 48 Noborioji, Nara 630-8213, Nara Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 742-22-7755
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Temple worth checking out but maybe not paying for

If you love Buddhist art, then you will love Kofuku-ji Temple! One of Nara's seven powerful Buddhist temples back in Nara Period and now a World Heritage site, Kofuku-ji does not... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 18, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Great space full of deer and people. Temple is being partially renovated. Pagoda size is impressive. Not open to visitors. Two buildings can be visited at the moment. The Eastern Golden hall has a statue of Yakushi Buddha Master of Healing and his two attendants Nikko Bosatsu and Gakko Bosatsu who help him in maintaining health of all beings. No... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This is a pretty Temple and Pagoda but there was a lot of construction and renovation going on at the sight. If I had not been to so many other fabulous Temples and Pagodas before in Japan , I may have been more impressed. Still worth a visit.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

If you love Buddhist art, then you will love Kofuku-ji Temple! One of Nara's seven powerful Buddhist temples back in Nara Period and now a World Heritage site, Kofuku-ji does not shy in comparison to the more massive Todai-ji in historical significance. The most notable thing about this temple is that it has Japan's 2nd tallest pagoda (First being in... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

And also visit the museum beside the temple. The temple is nice and beautiful as many other temples in Japan, but I found the museum more interesting at this point of my trip. I had already visited many temples in Kyoto.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

Kofukuji contains a pagoda, which is visible from the street, and the adjoining "Golden Hall" there is an entrance fee to the Golden Hall, but I paying it. The pagoda and Golden Hall symbolize marital harmony, as they were built by a man and his wife, respectively. Inside the Golden Hall were several statues that date back to 900 C.E.,... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

This is a lovely temple, paired with a beautiful pagoda to match. This is probably the first major temple you'd notice when arriving to Nara, heading towards Nara park. While there are a few deer roaming around, most of the deer are located further down the road. The temple and pagoda are located in an open space, which allow a... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2015

The pagoda tower looks run down when we visited in June 2015. It's within a short 5 mins walk from the Nera station.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

Nice place to pass by, and you will, anyhow, and free, but it is partly a construction site now. There is still lot's to see though.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This temple is in renovation but the Pagoda and the Pavilion are really nice. Because of the renovation there is no entry fee.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Easy to reach and must visit in Nara. Do look for the south octagonal hall as it is also nice. People pray and clang the bell there, which makes it more interesting than just looking at the building.

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Additional Information about Kofukuji Temple

Address: Address: | 48 Noborioji, Nara 630-8213, Nara Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 742-22-7755
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Nara Prefecture  >  Nara
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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