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Address: | 48 Noborioji, Nara 630-8213, Nara Prefecture
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repairing the main building

it's a great place, no entrance fee for the yard, the pagoda is very nice, good for taking photoes. but the main building is repairing, as long as i remember will last whole year... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Beijing, China

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Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

it's a great place, no entrance fee for the yard, the pagoda is very nice, good for taking photoes. but the main building is repairing, as long as i remember will last whole year. but the treasure of the museum is now showing at tokyo national museum.

Thank liyihua
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Beautiful area where there are a few things to see. You have the shrine with the bell Nanendo on one side and the main Kofukuji Temple and the five Tiered pagoda on the other. Really amazing wooden structures that just look so old. The Pagoda was very impressive, large and stable.

Thank Acineto
Chiang Mai, Thailand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

It's connected to the park and peaceful. There's some buildings close by each other. Could be crowded with tourist during weekend.

Thank Tawan U
Prague, Czech Republic
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

Nice temple, main part is for free. There are some paid sections. Take a walk around and enjoy your stay!

Thank JD D
Vienna, Austria
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

You enter the area through a lovely park and suddenly you are surrounded by various temple buildings. The main temple is still under renovation, but its werth walking arround and see the different styles of temples.

Thank George W
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 December 2016 via mobile

A lovely temple. Quite large. Can spend about 10-15min appreciating it's architecture and symbolism.

Thank David R
Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The main temple site is still covered up for construction/renovation while the 5-storeyed pagoda, museum and the Gold Hall are open for visitors. Some treasures and large buddha are housed inside the Gold Hall but the entrance fee seems to be on the high side. So we just took some pictures from outside and leave for other spots in the... More 

Singapore River, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2016 via mobile

The main hall houses the impressive statue of the Buddha and 2 bodhisattvas. Very inspiring but the treasure hall's Kannon statue is even more breathtaking.

Thank HansiZhai
Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

We were walking back to Nara station and saw this temple. Took a short stroll inside. Worth catching a glimpse of pagoda which was built in 730!! Other than pagoda the rest may not be that interesting for tourist.

Thank ccheewah
Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

A nice change from the usual Japanese shrine architecture. This is a 5 storey pagoda and beside it a traditional Japanese temple architecture. Many deers and you can buy food to feed them. They seem very tamed and used to people and food. The males have their antlers removed.

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