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Kohfukuji Temple (興福寺)

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.


Nara Pref. Narashi Noboriojichou 48 (NaraArea)

phone 0742227755

9:00-17:00 (Admission/admission until 16:45)

Review of Kofuku-ji Temple Chukon Hall

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Reviewed:2019/12/09 Nice Temple Hall
Kofuku-ji Temple Chukon Hall had recently been renovated and opened for public viewing. Payment of Yen 500 entrance fee was required and you could see the beautiful statue of Buddha inside the hall...
Reviewed:2019/06/25 Beautiful Statue of Buddha Inside
The ce tre piece of the Kofuku-ji Temple complex and by far the youngest! It only opened in 2017! Its a reconstruction of an earlier lost building to be fair. It is the Central Golden Hall unto...
Reviewed:2019/01/19 Biggest and grandest
This temple is located in the middle of the Kofukuji Temple compound and is surrounded by a fence. You have to pay entrance fee to enter the temple.

The temple is the biggest and grandest in the...

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Nara Pref. Narashi Noboriojichou 48 [map]
9:00-17:00 (Admission/admission until 16:45)
open everyday
[Kofuku-ji] 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
[Junior and Senior High School Students 350yen 300yen, Elementary School Students 100yen
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English Menu
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
30-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Not possible (only available at the National Treasure Hall)
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          Nara Areas


          With a reputation almost as stellar as that of Kyoto, Nara is a must-visit for those searching for the remains of "traditional Japan." The largely green Nara city holds the majority of the prefecture’s treasures, such as the iconic Todai-ji Temple, in which a 15-meter tall Great Buddha sits, and Nara Park, where deer flock to befriend passersby. While mountains are by no means hard to come by in this area, for hiking with a reward, head to the Kii Mountains’ Yoshino district in spring, when the hillsides put on an impressive display of white and pink cherry blossoms.