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Address: | 48 Noborioji, Nara 630-8213, Nara Prefecture
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Awesome pagodas

The temple compound is quite large and populated with wild (sacred) deer. There are two truly ancient pagodas on the site, the taller, five tiered one has a wonderful sacred feel... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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Worthing, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The temple compound is quite large and populated with wild (sacred) deer. There are two truly ancient pagodas on the site, the taller, five tiered one has a wonderful sacred feel to it inside. The smaller pagoda is also ancient and somewhat impressive. I don't know that you need to spend ¥1000 per person to go in both, certainly if... More 

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Busan, South Korea
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After you're finished being awed by the magnificent Buddha and buildings at Todai-Ji, you should take a walk through Kofuku-Ji on the way back to Nara Station. It's free and less crowded than the more famous Todai. It's not as magnificent, either, but would be more impressive almost anywhere else. It has a couple of giant pagodas (one of which... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

One of the oldest Buddhist temples in Japan, this temple is one of the 8 UNESCO world heritage sites in Nara. It's also a unique sight because it's surrounded by deer!

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Dalian, China
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Good to wander around and look at as it is free. Not the most impressive sight, but a good place to stop, take a break, and appreciate the architecture.

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Thank A P
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A temple in the form of tower that represents bow the symbol of the Nata city. In the middle of the parc full of deers looking for biscuits

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Since the main building is being repaired there js not that much to see. Everyrhing seen here can also be seen in Kyoto but bigger and better.

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There are a range of different buildings within the grounds making it interesting to have a wander around. It's on the way to nara park so a good place to stop and is free.

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Tampere, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a big site of multiple buildings, partly under reconstuction. When I visited the area, it was a very hot day and the area is quite exposed (no shade) so I spent quite a short while there, mainly admiring the 5-storey pagoda, which is very impressive and beautiful.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2016

Worth visiting. The museum was also interesting especially when we had a private tour and history of the place from one of its pastors. :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016

Experience :- "A great start and beautiful lead-up to Nara" Following the itinerary I have plotted for a day trip in Nara, this was the first landmark that greeted me and I must say from the scenery that was presented; it has indeed set a high standard for what's to come. Having freshly bought some Mochi from Nakatanido, I sat... More 

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