Kohfukuji Temple

This is a temple located in Nara City. Yamashina-dera Temple has its origin as a temple that was established in Kyoto in 669 by the wife of Fujiwara no Kamatari. The temple was destroyed by fires many times and was rebuilt, after which it ended up similar to temple ruins during the anti-Buddhist movement in the Meiji period, although the Tokon-do Hall, the five-storied pagoda, the Hokuen-do Hall and the three-storied pagoda which survived have been designated as National Treasures. The five-storied pagoda which is illuminated at night-time has become a symbol of Nara. There are also many Buddhist images enshrined at the temple which have been designated as National Treasures and Cultural Assets such as the Ashura statue.

Spot details

Nara Pref. Narashi Noboriojichou 48
9:00-17:00 (admission/admission until 16:45)
open everyday
[National Treasure Hall] Adults700yen, Junior and Senior High School students 600yen, Elementary school students300yen [East Friday Hall] Adults300yen, Junior and Senior High School Students 200yen, Elementary school students100yen [Common to 2 places] Adults900yen, Junior and Senior High School Students 700yen, Elementary school students350yen 300yen, Elementary school students 100yen
Parking Lot
Credit Card
Not available
Not available
Not available
English Menu
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen, 1,001-3,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (only available at the National Treasure Museum)
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Yes (inside the hall, not inside the hall)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Articles about this spot


  • FIve storied pagoda in Kofuku-Ji!
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.05.28
    The five storied pagoda is a quick walk (10-15min.) distance from the train station and depending on which route you take, probably the first milestone you will encounter in Nara. It could be...
  • Mistic Nara
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.02.09
    Walking through this temple complex is almost like living a Miyazaki story, walking timelessly between free deer and pagodas, just free your mind and enjoy it!
  • Gorgeous pagodas
    4.0 Reviewed:2020.01.09
    I really like it here. Along with buddhas I am very drawn to pagodas and Kofuku-Ji has some wonderful examples including the 2nd tallest one in Japan, along with a lovely atmosphere.Due to time...

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating

View more


Nearest spot

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.

          Other areas of Nara

          + -

          Spots around

          Share this spot


          Copy to clipboard completed.