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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 4 weeks ago via mobile

Smaller than Todai-ji, but worth stopping in to have a look at the different buildings in the complex.

Thank Saranger
Reviewed 17 December 2017 via mobile

There are a few shrines in this area and it is really close to the bowing deer park. Great photo spot.

Thank John W
Reviewed 12 December 2017

About 10 minutes walk from Todai-ji Temple (see separate review) . The grounds with the deer around it , and the beautiful Pagodas - are worth trying/using your photographic talents . Don't bother to pay the fees to get inside . It is not a...More

Thank saul g
Reviewed 28 November 2017

Another temple with some renovation going on. Bt the pagoda outside is good for photo taking and is instagram worthy

Thank Shermaine_csm
Reviewed 28 October 2017 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 27 October 2017

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 26 October 2017

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 23 October 2017

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 20 October 2017

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
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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.