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Kofuku-ji Temple

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

Having been to see the giant Buddha as our first stop in Nara, we found this temple a bit underwhelming. Yes, it had pleasant grounds and a nice pagoda, but it didn’t have the wow factor.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery and structure filled with stories and history. Would definitely suggest this to friends visiting and will come again.

Thank joshuaemd
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This temple has a great deal of history associated to it in the Kyoto/Nara area. It is very old and if interested an important site to be visited

Thank Warner L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The main hall of Kofuku-ji has been restored and opened for public while the nearby structures were also very attractive for photo-taking by visitors. Recommended.

Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very nice temple to take pics. The 5 floors pagode is typical of japanese monuments. a lot of tourists there but if you are in Nara stop there

Thank ghorbelma
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for great photos. We did this at the end of a long day in Nara and we glad we saw it. We didn’t enter the temple

Thank DoretteV
Reviewed October 31, 2018

One of the important temples in Nara. The buildings are well maintained. Many are visiting the main hall that has been restored recently.

Thank Soh S
Reviewed October 28, 2018

This was our last stop on our day trip to Nara. Unfortunately it was a bit late in the day to go inside the temples, but we were still able to admire the exterior, In quite good condition - probably some recent restoration work.

Thank KGB777
Reviewed October 23, 2018

This is probably the first temple you will come across when you first alight from the Kintetsu-Nara Station. You could drop by to take a look before proceeding to explore other areas in Nara.

Thank aaong86
Reviewed October 16, 2018 via mobile

Kofukuji was one of seven great temples, located in heart of Nara. It was just enough touch of ancient historical and monumental pretentiousness which can make you in an awe.

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Daniel-s-Daddy
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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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