World Heritage: Kofukuji Temple4.4
This temple was founded in 710, the same time the capital of Nara was established. The temple is famous for its 50m-high five-story pagoda, the country's second tallest following that of Toji Temple in Kyoto. In the precincts is recently renovated National Treasure Museum that display the temple's Buddhist art collection. A three-faced, six-armed statue of Ashura is very imposing. This is the nearest sight from Nara stations.
Purposeeasily accessible,LMFAO,elderly,world heritage,women,kids,family,men,shrine/temple,art,sightseeing,an eating tour
Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 38km) Google Transit
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5.0in the last week
About 1 km walk from Nara station with nice shops along a beautiful paved street. Super huge place with many temples and many human loving deer you can pat and feed. Nice area to walk but difficult to have picnic as deer would not let you have your food.
4.0in the last week
Nice complex of shrines, pagoda and temples.
Also nice the fact that sometimes deers wander until there. There is one of the temple where (for 500 yen) its possible to see some old statues which are really beautiful especially a big Buddha statue. Recommended if you are on the way of the Nara park.
5.0a week ago
It was an honor to have the opportunity to enter this temple. The grounds are kept beautifully, and the place is a marvel. The price of admission is only a few hundred 円. I will return here.
Please note the posted rules.
5.0a month ago
Lovely park with sacred deer. Revered by the Shinto religion of old, you can feed these deer and they are social and friendly.
It's best not to let the deer group together as you feed them, they'll become competitive and aggressive. The deer will nip you if they smell good ok you and you don't give it up.
4.03 weeks ago
It's cute, not that different from other shrines etc, after visiting a few dozen of shrines in the last 3 weeks I'm not that amazed by it compared to other ones. It is nice and beautiful anyways
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I don't remember how many times I visited this place. I really love this area and I can walk as if I walk in my garden. I will take you to a hidden path, where you would see yourself that you don't know . While walking in the p...
I don't remember how many times I visited this place. I really love this area and I can walk as if I walk in my garden. I will take you to a hidden path, where you would see yourself that you don't know . While walking in the path, chatting is prohibited. You would be alone to face real you.Read moreClose