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48 Noboriojicho, Nara 630-8213, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

As you meander through Nara, it’s worth passing by the area this temple is in. There is a serenity in the evening and you can really admire the beauty of the cluster of buildings.

Thank EmilyHeatherMaher
Reviewed 1 week ago

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.

Thank kr0elle
Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Gabriel H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Thank cwarrenlaw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Majestic . However not much different from other temples around the Kansai region. Short 10 minutes stroll from the train station (forgot the station name)

Thank hanisamirul
Reviewed 17 June 2018

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

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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Amazing to see how they could build something like this that long ago. Beautiful building, a pity we couldn’t visit it inside.

Thank ReisDNA
Reviewed 7 June 2018

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

1  Thank J&S_Singapore
Reviewed 6 June 2018

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

Thank Dushi-NY
Reviewed 28 May 2018 via mobile

I didn't spent much of time here. Nothing much to see, as some are doing construction. It is next to the nara park. I prefer Todai-ji temple.

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Response from RoadToErudition | Reviewed this property |
No on going up. They arent meant for viewing that way, mores the pity.