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Kofuku-ji Temple

48 Noboriojicho, Nara 630-8213, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-7755
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48 Noboriojicho, Nara 630-8213, Nara Prefecture
+81 742-22-7755
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank Martin G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

明石家さんまさんのファーストキスの場所は 五重の塔の裏側だったと聞きました。 今は、柵ができて回れませんが その五重の塔があるのが興福寺です。 Kouhukuji−temple has has many memories for Japanese people, for example,famous comedian did the first kiss under the pagoda

Thank nobsk76
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This shrine is near to Todaiji shrine with the deers in the park in between. Kofukuji has a very nice 5 storey pagoda. Very interesting place to visit.

Thank Suria_Nataadmadja
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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

Thank Vincent Q
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Jennifer L
Reviewed 21 June 2017

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

Thank JSJAK907
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Kofuku-ji Temple does not quite compare to the other temples in Nara Park but is still very much worth a visit.

Thank GVancouver
Reviewed 1 June 2017

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

1  Thank aska215
Reviewed 31 May 2017

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!

Thank beachsideguy99
Reviewed 26 May 2017

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.

Thank Linda H
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7 April 2016|
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Response from RoadToErudition | Reviewed this property |
No on going up. They arent meant for viewing that way, mores the pity.