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Kofuku-ji Temple

48 Noboriojicho, Nara 630-8213, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-7755
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48 Noboriojicho, Nara 630-8213, Nara Prefecture
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"story pagoda"
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"golden hall"
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"under renovation"
in 15 reviews
"beautiful pagoda"
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"main hall"
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"national treasure"
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"nara park"
in 33 reviews
"ji temple"
in 10 reviews
"kintetsu station"
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"worth a visit"
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"unesco world heritage site"
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"shopping street"
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"entrance fee"
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"walking distance"
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"minute walk"
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"deer park"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kofuku-ji Temple together with the 5 storey Pagoda, Octagonal Hall are the main theme of the spot. You need to spend more than an hour to explore some of them. The main part is under renovation/construction while the remaining areas are open for visitors....More

Thank YTCHENG
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We did this as part of our all day tour through Nara from Kyoto. The Octagonal Hall and the Five Story Pagoda were some of the unique structures for this temple. There is an entrance fee, also for additional museum exhibits as well, but we...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Interesting lay out and buildings, a bit different to others, well visited but not as crowded as some,

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice temple complex with a main hall and few pagodas. You can spend up close watching those Buddha statues and the marvelous craftsmanship. Do not just stop visiting the main hall. Pay additional entrance to tour the museum. One attraction is a a three headed...More

Thank Septimuslow
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As i walked from Nara Station, i will come to the foot of a flight of steps which leads up to the temple. Although not as impressive as Todaiji Temple, this is still worth a short visit. You can walk through this temple to reach...More

Thank JustLoveToFly
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice temple. Entrance fee is needed to visit the interior. A walk surrounding is very nice. Shopping street nearby is where you can find snacks and food.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You can see a lot of construction going on in various temples and tourist attractions of japan to prepare for the Tokyo 2020 olympics. After seeing so many temples, one can be numb to the sight yet I still find it a humbling experience. A...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It's a 5-minute jaunt from Kintetsu Nara Station to Kofuku-ji Temple. And yes, you will encounter deer - the messengers of the Gods - roaming around, even before you reach Nara Park. Along the way, there are souvenir and gift shops - one of which...More

Thank ZayneZ
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Reviewed March 16, 2018

This is one of the temples that I was least impressed with but there are many people who come to pray. We went to this temple as a detour on our way to the train station which is what most people do. It's more of...More

Thank KuanWai
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Reviewed March 1, 2018

This review is not really about Kōfuku-ji, but an incident that I witnessed there. We arrived in Nara around noon, and would like to go to the park behind Kōfuku-ji, there were music and foods, caravans with chefs were lining up at the park, and...More

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Daniel-s-Daddy
April 7, 2016|
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Response from RoadToErudition | Reviewed this property |
No on going up. They arent meant for viewing that way, mores the pity.
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