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.
4.03 weeks ago
Another large temple complex. It’s worth nothing that there is little to no tree cover so on a sunny day you’re going to cook. This also is going to make photography difficult for any armature photographers. The staff was incredibly friendly and gave each of my children an origami “shika.” Recommended for about 30 minutes.
4.0a month ago
Good place to visit with a lot of history and deer. The deers tend to crowd around you if they see you with snacks or if you’re feeding one then they’ll surround you can sometimes bite you so be careful. Apart from that it’s a great place to visit.
3.0a year 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.
5.03 months ago
There are many visitors here. Because I came on Sunday, there were many families who came to play with the deer. You can buy crackers for deer for 200 yen. Deer were on the outside and inside the temple. Be careful because it's a wild deer.
3.0a year 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.
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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