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Kofuku-ji Temple

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48 Noboriojicho, Nara 630-8213, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Need to pass through a section of deers before arriving at Kofukuji Temple, 5-storey Pagoda and Nan'en-dō. Next to Kofukuji there is Sarusawa Pond, do make a visit to the pond.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ZestyZandy
Reviewed 3 days ago

Kofuku-ji is beautiful and one of the largest pagodas in Japan, but if you see it after the Todai-ji and its Great Buddha, you may be underwhelmed. Visit it first so that you fully appreciate it. Walk through the Kofuku-ji complex on your way to...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Having been to see the giant Buddha as our first stop in Nara, we found this temple a bit underwhelming. Yes, it had pleasant grounds and a nice pagoda, but it didn’t have the wow factor.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful scenery and structure filled with stories and history. Would definitely suggest this to friends visiting and will come again.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank joshuaemd
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This temple has a great deal of history associated to it in the Kyoto/Nara area. It is very old and if interested an important site to be visited

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Warner L
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The main hall of Kofuku-ji has been restored and opened for public while the nearby structures were also very attractive for photo-taking by visitors. Recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very nice temple to take pics. The 5 floors pagode is typical of japanese monuments. a lot of tourists there but if you are in Nara stop there

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank ghorbelma
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Great spot for great photos. We did this at the end of a long day in Nara and we glad we saw it. We didn’t enter the temple

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 1 November 2018

One of the important temples in Nara. The buildings are well maintained. Many are visiting the main hall that has been restored recently.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Soh S
Reviewed 28 October 2018

This was our last stop on our day trip to Nara. Unfortunately it was a bit late in the day to go inside the temples, but we were still able to admire the exterior, In quite good condition - probably some recent restoration work.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Response from RoadToErudition | Reviewed this property |
No on going up. They arent meant for viewing that way, mores the pity.