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Kofukuji Temple

Address: | 48 Noborioji, Nara 630-8213, Nara Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 742-22-7755
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Ranked #6 of 85 Attractions in Nara
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
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Type: Religious Sites, Sights & Landmarks
Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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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Singapore, Singapore
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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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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

After doing the Kasuga Taisha we did the 30 odd minute trek to Kofukuji temple near the JR Nara station.With poor English signage the temple is hard to locate.The big halls were under repair. There is a small temple which attract no entrance fees. We were rather disappointed with the overall experience.There are some quaint structures near the temple you... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

While entrance to Kofukuji's temple grounds is free and possible around the clock, there are two areas that require paying an entrance fee: Kofukuji's National Treasure Museum and the Eastern Golden Hall. The recently renovated National Treasure Museum exhibits part of the temple's great art collection and is an absolute must-see for lovers of Buddhist art. Among the many outstanding... More 

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Kunitachi, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

I recommend you see asyura statue which face take you to unknown world.Unlike other statue of buddhha this statue looks like human,real human.this asyura come from India throgh China, transferring the meaning diversly at reaching several theries like battle,justice and demon. You could look over and imagine back behind the history of Buddhism and Hindu. A japanese natinal treasure.

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Kobe, Japan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

For people interested in wooden statues, this small museum contains some of the finest I have seen. Included in the collection are pieces done by the 12th century master Unkei. The workmanship in his statues and the other carvers represented in the museum is stunning. The ticket price for the museum and Eastern Hall is 800 yen for adults. Well... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The Kofukuji buildings are all beautiful and impressive, especially the five storey pagoda. There is a new hall being built at the moment, but this doesn't stop you from appreciating all the other buildings in the complex.

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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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