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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
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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.

1  Thank vnishith
Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

It's a nice pohoda, similar to another one in Tokyo.It's been currently under reconstruction but still very impressive.

Thank Štěpánka Č
Reviewed 28 August 2017

It has a big pagoda just like the one in Kyoto which the main attraction. Just at a walking distance from the Todaiji Temple.

Thank mgprabhu
Reviewed 16 August 2017

Great place to visit if you're looking for a way to enjoy beautiful architecture and history without having to walk a lot. Photos are not allowed inside the Eastern Golden Hall and the Central Hall is still under renovation.

Thank Sarah Z
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Another famous temple in Nara, but one temple is under maintenance. The Pagoda (5-story) looks really awesome.

Thank J G
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

Within walking distance from the Kintetsu Nara Station is Kofukuji. The main building was under major rehabilitation when we visited. The pagoda at Kofukuji is big and impressive. There is a two storey pagoda opposite to it and another smaller pagoda from this 2 storey...More

Thank HotEarth
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

It is just a 5 storey pagoda, nothing special about it. Disappointment ! I feel it is over rated. You are not even allowed to climb up the pagoda.

1  Thank 2loveN2travel
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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.