Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall

Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall, Nara

Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall

Kofuku-ji Temple National Treasure Hall
4.5
Religious Sites • History Museums
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
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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spacecaseinout
Arvada, CO158 contributions
Nov 2019
This is the biggest temple in Nara Park, you can purchase a ticket just outside of its gate. It is really beautiful inside but you cannot take pictures.
Written December 9, 2019
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YTCHENG
Hong Kong, China15,491 contributions
Nov 2019
The treasure hall was next to the 5 storey pagoda. Entry fee required but you could see the impressive Buddhist relics and statues displays inside the hall. Worth the visit.
Written December 8, 2019
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Chris R
Bradford, UK111 contributions
Dec 2019
The fact that these carvings and casts have survived all these years is truly amazing. So many must have been lost in temple fires that happened over the centuries. Entry ticket for an additional sum will get you to see the "medicine Buddhas" in the To]kondo
Written December 5, 2019
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Phi Somchai
Bangkok, Thailand3,515 contributions
Dec 2018 • Family
The musuem is located next to the East Golden Hall and 5 storey pagoda.

We came here quite late and it was close already. Heard that they have pretty impressive Buddhist relics and statues on display inside.
Written January 19, 2019
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Warner L
Pasadena, CA668 contributions
Oct 2018 • Solo
There is so much going on at Kofuku-ji; so many things to see. I enjoyed the temple as much as the other structures at the complex.
Written December 13, 2018
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sadal99
Sao Paulo, SP58 contributions
Jul 2018 • Friends
I was frustrated because I had a scheduled visit to the temple, but when we arrived we discovered that it was in restoration ...
Written July 28, 2018
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WilliamWillieWilson
Nashville, TN930 contributions
Jul 2018 • Family
After extensive travels throughout Asia over a two-week period, we were a little tired of museums, all of which began to look the same. But this one was different, FINALLY!

An enormous thousand-armed Kannon serves as the centerpiece of the museum. The eight Devas and ten Great Disciples are in remarkable condition, especially the stunning Ashura statue viewed by millions, and all date back over 500 years. This museum is certainly worth visiting. And the cool air-conditioning offered a respite from the brutal summer heat.
Written July 11, 2018
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Pulkita
Noida, India825 contributions
Sep 2017 • Friends
it was a nice and sunny day when we went. there was a big statue inside this hall and we went for a little stroll around the backside and were greeted by most beautiful bamboo forests. it was most gorgeous.
Written May 19, 2018
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farmviewavenue
Portsmouth, UK119 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
This museum is world class and features some stunning and pretty ancient artifacts from Japans early years.
Features of statues of gods and deities are really stunningly displayed, in a manner that is reverent and informative to all visitors.
An excellent museum with good standard of facilities.
Written April 30, 2018
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Brynn H
Randwick, Australia182 contributions
Apr 2018 • Friends
I was at a scientific meeting in Nara, and we were walked through this collection one morning. Nara Park has many cultural centres, pagodas, halls and so on. Kohfukuji was founded in the eighth year of the reign of Emperor Tenji (669 CE). Surprisingly so many of the statues and artefacts survived the persecution of Buddhists during the Meiji period. It takes perhaps 1/2 3/4 hour to walk through the exhibits. Highlights are the two wooden statues of The Niō (Jp. = Benevolent Kings), a pair of protectors who commonly stand guard outside the temple gate at Japanese Buddhist temples. One has his mouth open and the other his mouth closed. The sculpture is of high detail. Look for the veins standing out on the legs, and the muscles of the torso. Also look for the multi-armed, multi faced deity, a forty-armed golden statue and many (well some) more. Explanations are in English and there is a small shop. Get mugged by the famous deer on the way out of the park.
Written April 29, 2018
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