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.
3.05 months ago
Once we climbed the slope in front of the campus, we saw some quiet deer. That's an exciting moment. They were so tender, just looked us peacefully.
We entered the central golden hall, then spent some time with deer and left. This temple was the first Buddhist temple we visited in Japan; architectures were more exquisite, different from shrines.
3.02 months ago
The exterior is very nice, though the interior is a little underwhelming. It’s a nice place to visit, as long as you plan on going to Kasuga shrine and/or Todaiji after.
4.03 months ago
Nice architecture of the temple. The temple grounds are open and not cramped.
4.06 months ago
The Kōfukuji temple area is very close to Nara Park and it comprises several areas of interest: East Golden Hall, Central Golden Hall, Five-storied pagoda, Three-storied pagoda, North Octagonal Hall, South Octagonal Hall and Bath House. You can pretty much roam around the area as you want. You'll find tons of tourists and deers. It's one of the main highlights in Nara. The only drawback is the amount of people you'll cross. It's a good idea to sleep in Nara, get up early and enjoy the area on your own.
5.09 months ago
Nice place to walk and see the nature. The place surely preserved in a nice way.
Just walk and release your stress. Clear sky, nice shrines, nice weather.. just feels great..
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