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Kofukuji Temple

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Address: | 48 Noborioji, Nara 630-8213, Nara Prefecture
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impressive temple buildings

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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
George W
Vienna, Austria

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Vienna, Austria
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 4 weeks ago 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 8 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.

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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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Hexham, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

The Central Golden Hall of this temple complex was under renovation when we visited so the main feature for visitors here are the two pagodas. They are striking. One is three stories the other five. The five story pagoda is a National Treasures originally erected in AD 730 and rebuilt in 1426. That said we did not consider the fee... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Find it before Todaiji temple, high temple, beautiful, easy to find from Nara Station Must to see if you come to Nara

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Coquitlam, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The main thing to see here is the "second highest" pagoda of Japan (the first one is at Toji Temple in Kyoto that I got to two days earlier) on the main temple grounds above a high ground (just a short walk up the stairs); apart from the pagoda, there's the main temple building (paid entry, but no pictures allowed... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Situated alongside Horyu-ji Temple (5 story pagoda) , it has some interesting items attached to the Buddha and was founded in 669AD. Outside the temple are good views of the pagoda

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