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.

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Nara Pref. Narashi Noboriojichou 48 map map Map
9:00-17:00 (entry until 16:45)
open everyday
[Kokuhokan]Adults700yen, junior and senior high school students600yen, Elementary school students300yen
[East Friday Hall]Adults300yen, junior and senior high school students200yen, Elementary school students100yen
[Common to both locations]Adults900yen, junior and senior high school students700yen, Elementary school students350yen
[Center Friday Hall]Adults500yen, junior and senior high school students 300yen, Elementary school students100yen
Parking Lot
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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
Available (Only available at the National Treasure Museum)
Infant friendly
Pet friendly
Yes (inside the hall, not inside the building)

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • Worth it to see the treasures
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.05.17
    A short, 5-minute walk from the train station. The grounds themselves are free, but there is a fee to enter a few of the buildings. The National Treasure Museum exceeded my expectations and had a...
  • Close to Nara station
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.04.18
    Very photogenic, the pagodas are impressive and well maintained. Everywhere is very clean Free entryLess than 10 minutes from Nara Station
  • Lovely temple
    4.0 Reviewed : 2023.04.14
    Kofuku-ji temple in Nara is another lovely temple to visit, from Nara station it is only a 10 minute walk away and is the gateway to the stunning Nara park. This temple wasnt too busy either.

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