Not easy to find from the bus stop on Sanjodori Street. The pagoda is attractive. Nice place for a quick stop for a few photos. Main building is under wraps for reconstruction.
The structure itself is not such a huge attraction, as there are many others in Japan. However, it's history is really unique. If you go there you will get some information page (available in English) about the tower. Around the tower there are much more to see, the area around is amazing. I enjoyed a lot. As I remember, the... More
nice structures and deers around it =) Spent an afternoon at Nara - restaurant, shopping street near train station, walking to this temple and Todaiji as well as the deer parks. An afternoon well spent with the deers =)
Make sure to visit the museum of sculpture and the displays in the individual temples. They kind of get you on the multiple admission charges, but they also own some of the most interesting and oldest statues.
To many visitors, Kofukuji temple is the first big attraction you hit in Nara. While construction work is currently going on at the main hall, there are other structures around the temple complex. The towering pagoda is distinct and ancient, built a very long time ago. People were queuing at booths to have calligraphers write down messages on paper, presumably... More
Went to Nara from Osaka and spent a day there, it's very much worthed. Even during train trip from Osaka, we saw beautiful green forest and landscape. So many traditional houses along the way. Reached JR Nara, then took 20 min walk to this temple. A lot of restaurant along the walk path, also many souvenirs stores. Got to the... More
Kofukuji's pagoda is both a landmark and symbol of Nara. The 5 story pagoda and the octagonal temple are a wonderful sight to see.The five story pagoda is Japan's second tallest. The Central Golden Hall is presently being reconstructed and scheduled to be completed in October 2018. Further reconstruction works around the hall are planned to continue until 2023. Despite... More
Part of this is under construction, but two of the buildings hold 100's of beautiful Buddhist artifacts, carvings and statues, some dated to the 6th century. A must see in Nara.
As a world heritage building, it is really old. Apart from that, nothing much to look forward to. Not really recommended to worth a walk when there is time. Highlight was seeing an elderly man paint a portrait of the pagoda. Amazing!
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