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Review of Kofuku-ji Temple

Kofuku-ji Temple
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Ranked #14 of 224 things to do in Nara
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Reviewed 9 April 2018 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 Nara park. That is, you don't have to come back down the steps.

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Reviewed 31 March 2018

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 31 March 2018

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 nice detour to the deer park and not as crowded as the more famous temple nearby

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Reviewed 25 March 2018

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 sold lunches of assorted rice balls in souvenir wooden bento boxes at the cost of 1,200 yen apiece. Yes, I had to get one - and I got the last one! Hmmm, it is estimated that there are about 1,200 deer in the area. Number coincidence?

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Reviewed 16 March 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 a scenic route to the train station.

Thank KuanWai
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