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Kofukuji Temple

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Address: | 48 Noborioji, Nara 630-8213, Nara Prefecture
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Beautiful area where there are a few things to see. You have the shrine with the bell Nanendo on one side and the main Kofukuji Temple and the five Tiered pagoda on the other... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Beautiful area where there are a few things to see. You have the shrine with the bell Nanendo on one side and the main Kofukuji Temple and the five Tiered pagoda on the other. Really amazing wooden structures that just look so old. The Pagoda was very impressive, large and stable.

Thank Acineto
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's connected to the park and peaceful. There's some buildings close by each other. Could be crowded with tourist during weekend.

Thank Tawan U
Prague, Czech Republic
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice temple, main part is for free. There are some paid sections. Take a walk around and enjoy your stay!

Thank JD D
Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2017

You enter the area through a lovely park and suddenly you are surrounded by various temple buildings. The main temple is still under renovation, but its werth walking arround and see the different styles of temples.

Thank George W
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2016 via mobile

A lovely temple. Quite large. Can spend about 10-15min appreciating it's architecture and symbolism.

Thank David R
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2016

The main temple site is still covered up for construction/renovation while the 5-storeyed pagoda, museum and the Gold Hall are open for visitors. Some treasures and large buddha are housed inside the Gold Hall but the entrance fee seems to be on the high side. So we just took some pictures from outside and leave for other spots in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 2, 2016 via mobile

The main hall houses the impressive statue of the Buddha and 2 bodhisattvas. Very inspiring but the treasure hall's Kannon statue is even more breathtaking.

Thank HansiZhai
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016 via mobile

We were walking back to Nara station and saw this temple. Took a short stroll inside. Worth catching a glimpse of pagoda which was built in 730!! Other than pagoda the rest may not be that interesting for tourist.

Thank ccheewah
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

A nice change from the usual Japanese shrine architecture. This is a 5 storey pagoda and beside it a traditional Japanese temple architecture. Many deers and you can buy food to feed them. They seem very tamed and used to people and food. The males have their antlers removed.

Thank Tweetcoz
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2016

The Central Golden Hall of this temple complex was under renovation when we visited so the main feature for visitors here are the two pagodas. They are striking. One is three stories the other five. The five story pagoda is a National Treasures originally erected in AD 730 and rebuilt in 1426. That said we did not consider the fee... More 

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