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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
+81 742-22-7755
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

For pictures outside we found this temples okay (after Kyoto it doesn’t add anything) but inside there’s really nothing more to see than a couple of statues. And they let you pay more than 1.000 yen for it. We didn’t expect to stand outside within...More

Thank Miekekarregat
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice temple and surrounding areas, however, I felt that it wasn't as serene as many of the shinto shirines or zen temples. The whole place felt a bit rushed even with all the deer around it.

Thank NKelly186338
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

According to the book, this place had more than 175 buildings long ago. The very well preserved 3 & 5 tiered pagodas make this place worth visiting.

Thank DYA717
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went here because we saw lots of people going this way, without really knowing what to expect. But it was beautiful, and we saw a lot of elderly people sitting under the tree to paint this temple. I saw the paintings and it was...More

Thank sheilicious
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice view for photo...a lot of deer surround it...its only take around 7 min walking from Nara Station

Thank Wawanie R
Reviewed 13 October 2017 via mobile

As stated by the title. It is a very good looking temple with a tower by it. But I don't see a point paying when you can see the inside of them if you stand by the fence.

Thank victorcyho
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The Fujiwara clan was the most powerful family in Nara for centuries and the Kofuku-ji was their family temple, which consisted of about 150 buildings since it was established in 710 AD. The 5-storey pagoda is the second highest in the country and was originally...More

Thank palawandave
Reviewed 30 September 2017

Make sure you include this attraction during your day in Nara because it is simply unmissable! Take many many pics!

Thank Fedefederiv
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Kofuku-ji temple is located in Nara and not too far away from Nara station, so it should be easy to find. It is located in huge area with nice landscape and architecture. It comprises with a few landmark tower and also having deers roaming around....More

Thank Patric01
Reviewed 10 September 2017 via mobile

This was another unexpected surprises. The cypress wood structure holds a bronze bell that is over 1000 years old. Now a days they ring it once a year. Not many tourists here when we stopped by.

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7 April 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.