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Kofuku-ji Temple: Tours & Tickets

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48 Noboriojicho, Nara 630-8213, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After late lunch on same street, visited the Golden and Eastern halls of this temple complex. Inside are very nice original oversized statues of "Four Emperors" bending at waist in different directions, worth the cost. The 5 story pagoda is also impressive.

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank Otto L
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is the first historic site you will come upon after leaving the train station and it consists of a number of significant buildings.The original building was erected in 710 by the Fujiwara Family, a local aristocrat with money and power and the site consisted...More

Date of experience: September 2019
1  Thank Oldjack
Reviewed 25 August 2019

That title may sound a little daunting however visiting all the Nara temples you can on foot, is a trek. Kofuki-Ji Temple will be the first complex you come across as you wander up from Nara station. It’s off to the left and slightly higher...More

Date of experience: July 2019
1  Thank Damien-and-Sonia
Reviewed 18 August 2019

After just visiting Todai-ji Temple it is almost unfair to go through Kofuku-ji Temple. The five storied Pagoda is noteworthy and I really liked the Nan'endo or South Octagonal Hall---a bit different from many of the other buildings we visited. The steps leading up to...More

Date of experience: April 2019
Thank adalbert3
Reviewed 12 August 2019

As the Kintetsu-Nara station is closer to the local attractions, we took the Kintetsu line rather than the JR to Nara from Kyoto station. The temple appeared to be due east of the station and we incorrectly walked the southern route which entailed numerous steps...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Linda K
Reviewed 8 August 2019 via mobile

Best to buy the ticket which includes the museum also. There are a few buildings to see but really worth it and great for family pictures and history.

Date of experience: July 2019
Reviewed 8 July 2019

.. and went in for a brief visit. I was on a day trip to Nara from Kyoto. The Temple is beautiful, set in a large, open area.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 22Senior_travels
Reviewed 25 June 2019 via mobile

Just a fantastic place to see. The complex is wonderful with many sights to view. The highlight is probably the 5 storied pagoda, one of the symbols of Japan nevermind Nara! The Eastern Golden Hall next to it is well worth paying in to as...More

Date of experience: June 2019
2  Thank Bozeman-Dublin
Reviewed 12 June 2019

Beautiful temple, very typical and indicative of Japanese religion. It's a monument definitely worth visiting!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Andreas R
Reviewed 10 June 2019

We got here late in the day, so only walked around the periphery, but the artistry involved in constructing the buildings is worth many pictures!

Date of experience: May 2019
Thank Dan C
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Response from RoadToErudition | Reviewed this property |
No on going up. They arent meant for viewing that way, mores the pity.