Really worth a visit and very impressive 5 tier pagoda, great for photos and just to admire for a while, nice walk around and not too busy. We took a picnic and walked a short way to a small lake, with shade and enjoyed a...More
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Passing Sarusawa Pond you can turn left and go up a long flight of stairs, the sign Kofukuji nearby, or you can continue straight to Nara Park. For those who want the sites, you should go left. On the way up, there is a small...More
Kofukuji Temple is the first temple you will come across from the Nara station and a short walk from the center of Nara. The Kofukuji temple has two octagonal buildings which are the Hokuendo (Northern Octagonal Hall) and the Nanendo (Southern Octagonal Hall) but both...More
This wasn't rated 3 stars on the Michelin guide so I wasn't planning on visiting, but it was one of the first attractions you can visit in Nara so I decided to check it out. I was happy to see the 5-story pagoda and the...More
Kofuku-ji Temple does not quite compare to the other temples in Nara Park but is still very much worth a visit.
This will be your very first temple once you alight from Kintetsu Nara station, stopping by at the tourist info center. Just a 8 mins walk from the station & you will see the nice temple with its huge pagoda. Plenty of picture can be...More
It's the second largest wooden pagoda in Japan and is world heritage listed. Free entry to walk around and capture a photo - hopefully with the wild deer!
Very important historical temple site to Nara but main hall was under restoration unfortunately. The five story pagoda is very impressive and towers over the city.