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The main (Golden Hall) of the temple is currently being renovated and completely covered in scaffolding which is why you can only see the five story pagoda and the pavillon in the picture. The area is quite vast and impressive, though.
This is a spectacular Buddhist temple and the national headquarter of the Hosso (or East Asian Yogacara) school of Buddhist thought. It was originally built in the 7th century AD in what today is Kyoto, but was moved to its present location in 710. Like...More
I am an aficionado of Buddhist shrines, and the Eastern Golden Hall is one of the most stunning I have seen anywhere in the world. The rest of the complex is all right, although one main temple is closed and under renovation. Also, we were...More
This was the first temple that our Nara Student guide took us to after leaving the Kintetsu Station. It was less than a 10 minute walk.
There were a couple of buildings to see as you wander through the temple grounds: South Octagonal Hall, 5...More
We did not take the bus to alight here but instead walked north from the Naramachi area. From the Nara Visitor Center & Inn one can see the Pagoda already.
Kofukuji is noted for its fine 50m-tall 5-Story Pagoda, a 3-Story Pagoda and the Tokon-do...More
We detoured to this complex on the way to the Nara JR Station.
Lots of walking as the wooden structures are quite a distance from one another. There is a museum that was open but it was filled with school groups so we decided to...More