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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

phone 0742227755

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

Review of Kofuku-ji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/11/16 Not the best temple in Nara
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.
Reviewed:2018/11/16 Amazing Architecture
Beautiful scenery and structure filled with stories and history. Would definitely suggest this to friends visiting and will come again.
Reviewed:2018/11/14 A MUST SEE TEMPLE
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

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Nara Pref. Narashi Noboriojichou 48 [ map ]



9:00-17:00 (Admission and admission until 16:45)
open everyday
[National Treasure Museum] Adults 700yen, Junior High School Students 600yen, Elementary School Students 300yen
[East Friday Hall] Adults 300yen, Junior High School Students 200yen, Elementary School Students 100yen
[Common to two places] Adults900yen, Junior High School Students 700yen, Elementary School Students 350yen
300yen, Elementary School Students100yen
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          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.

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