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Kofukuji Temple

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Address: | 48 Noborioji, Nara 630-8213, Nara Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 742-22-7755
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Neat Place

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

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Orlando, Florida

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Orlando, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank GeryP
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank Wayne L
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple with its pagoda is beautiful. Some parts of the temple were under construction when we visited but still, there's a huge a crowd. We stopped by this temple on our way to Todaiji temple.

Thank Tina2883
Singapore, Singapore
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

See the pagoda from outside and don't bother taking a ticket to see the Buddha. For one, a place of worship should be accessible to the poorest of the poor. Sadly, this is not the case with the temples of Nara. All of the ones I went to had a minimu fee of 300 yen, including this one. Luckily, I... More 

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Ely, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Fab place to visit, quite a hike up the hill if your older but worth it. Pay the 1800 yen for two people to go into the treasures museum as its amazing. Lots of roaming deer too!

Thank Superally2007
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016

I do not know exactly how many temples there are in Nara, but Kofukuji is one of the best known temples in Nara. It is not far from Kintetsu Nara station and Sarausawa Pond. So, you can anyway pass by, when you visit Nara.

Thank Kimitaka S
Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Sadly we reached this temple quite late and could not enter the main building, but we walked around it. It was relatively close to sunset so the light looked perfect on the temple and we could enjoy the view as this temple is on a small hill. The pillars looked great and the wishes shelves were full and beautiful. Even... More 

Thank BananaLu
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

the Kofukuji Temple is near the Nara station and will pass here before you reach the Todaji Temple. here you could also see the cultural and heritage of Japan.

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Milton Keynes
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Has 2 amazing pagodas. Unfortunately part of the temple was being constructed but I still felt it was worth the visit. I think the architecture of a pagoda is pretty beautiful to see.

Thank Chelsea B
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2016

Walking up the main road toward Todaiji Temple, this temple is the first temple that awaits you. It is an interesting temple - made even more so because it has a museum attached. It is set in parkland and on the downside - it is also the first temple that senior schoolchildren visit on their cultural visit to Nara -... More 

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