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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5.0a month 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.
5.03 weeks ago
Beautiful area ro explore and appreciate the historic Buddist temples. I would highly recommend getting the combo ticket for the Eastern Temple and Treasure House. Wonderful artifacts kept in each one.
4.0a month ago
Very interesting place with lots of history, the Nara deer are i side the temple ground as well. Recommend coming here early in the morning to skip all the tourists who litter and loiter.
5.0a month ago
One of the most peaceful temple I’ve been to in Japan so far.
Walkable from both Kintetsu train line and JR Nara line.
4.0in the last week
Public park with temples and museum. It is adjacent to Nara deer part where deers roam freely around and interact with tourists.
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