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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5.04 months ago
The autumn colours are amazing along with the deer’s. Do visit during autumn the temple looks so beautiful with autumn colora
5.02 months ago
A must see for history enthusiasts, design enthusiasts and those with an indifferent disposition. The view of the 5 story pagoda from the temple and the view of the temple from the pagoda, make for great picture worthy views.
3.010 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.
4.02 months ago
This place just made for a great photo after you go to see the deer Park
5.0a month ago
In Kofukuji temple, surprisingly, there are more than 100 National treasures and important cultural properties.
Walking around Sarusawa pond, and going up a staircase of 52 steps to the temple. The number 52 shows the levels of ascetic practices in Buddhism.
The five storied pagoda in Kofukuji-temple is 50 meter high, which is the second tallest in Japan. This is also a national treasure.
With the establishment of the capital at Nara in 710, the temple was moved to its present location in a central block of the city. The temple grew rapidly in size and wealth under the patronage of successive emperors and empresses, and members of the powerful Fujiwara clan. Even though the buildings are burned in fires and reconstructed some times, Kofukuji Temple has a 1300 year history.
Nanendo Hall is the biggest octagonal hall in Japan, this was reconstructed in the Edo period. When you walk more back of the Nintendo hall, you will see a three storied pagoda, which is also a national treasure.
And the place I would like you to visit is The Kofukuji National Treasure Hall. There are various old statues, paintings, books, craftworks and historical documents made during the year 700 to 1200. The most popular one is probably the Asura statue, which is on the admission ticket.
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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