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
We guide this spot.
3.0a week ago
500 yen per adult person to get in. The Buddha statue was impressive, but there wasn't really anything else to look at within the gate. A few smaller statue's were also in the temple but the whole experience was completed within 5 minutes. If you've got extra time it's worth seeing, but you're not missing out if you have to skip this activity.
5.0a month ago
Very nice area that is expansive enough to support a lot of people at once. The gift stores have really nice charms and trinkets that are fairly reasonable and include a tile you can purchase to "donate" towards the reconstruction of the buildings.
It's just a very short walk up from the deer Park once you've had your fill feeding them biscuits and getting attacked by them lol! ( Or maybe that was just me)
5.0a month ago
It's beautiful and very easy to get to. Most of the deer that hang out here won't have any interest in you unless you have food, a lot of cool things all in one area and a very convenient one at that.
5.03 months ago
Deer, temples, what more could you want?! Stopped in here in my way from Kyoto to Osaka, and did not regret! Feeding deer for 150 yen was definitely worth the money. We walked from Nara station (1.5 km or less), nice shops along the road to it made it all worth the trip.
5.0a week ago
Temple cluster near Nara Station with adorable deers up in front. Some temples are closed for renovation at the moment.
Spot Reviews (1)
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