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“Majestic temple!”
Review of Kofuku-ji Temple

Kofuku-ji Temple
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Ranked #7 of 186 things to do in Nara
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Beirut, Lebanon
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“Majestic temple!”
Reviewed November 27, 2013

It was a pleasant experience to visit Kofukuji temple. It's better if you visit with a tour guide that can explain to you a lot of details. I couldn't but feel the peace and positive energy there!

Visited November 2013
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“High Five Pagoda”
Reviewed November 22, 2013

Like most attractions in Nara Kofukuji is a short walk from the Kintetsu station and not much further from the other Nara attractions. The 5 storey pagoda stands magnificently in the grounds, although the dark timber doesn’t lend itself to particularly nice photos. One of the main buildings is being restored, so try and time your visit when it is completed. The site is still a worthwhile visit now, allow around 60-90 minutes to get around most of the grounds etc.

Visited October 2013
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Singapore, Singapore
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“Nice pagoda”
Reviewed November 11, 2013

Just a few minutes walk from Kintetsu Nara Station towards Todajii, Kofukuji is a worthwhile stop even though one of it’s main halls is under reconstruction. The five storied pagoda is the crown jewel of the temple, looking really old but beautifully designed. I didn't enter the museum but a stroll around the grounds is nice and quiet. Just on the edge of Nara Park, scatterings of tame deer wander around, and it’s possible to just walk up to one and take photos.

Visited October 2013
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Sundsvall, Sweden
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“Nice to walk through”
Reviewed November 8, 2013

Went here on a sunny day with some friends. Nice place to walk through on your way to Todai-Ji and the park.

Visited November 2013
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“Our first stop visiting Nara”
Reviewed October 21, 2013

We started the entrance to the park by the Kofukuji site. The 3 Stories Sanjo-dori pagoda attract first your attention. Great construction who stricted its beauty against the blue sky, even looking dramatic against a darker sky (for us passing by) .
The complex included the temple and the museum. The combined entrance fee to go inside the buildings is Y800. May be a little pricy.

Visited October 2013
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