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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 2 days 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 1 week ago

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 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 10 May 2017

You will see the temple and beside the temple is the five tiered pagoda. It's a small temple compared the the adjacent ones. This temple is close to downtown Nara

Thank Gerardo R
Reviewed 10 May 2017

During our visit to Kofukuji Temple, listed as one of the UNESCO World Heritage site, by early April this year, we found that the main hall was still under renovation. The other parts of temple site including the 5-storyed pagoda were opened for viewing by...More

Reviewed 9 May 2017 via mobile

We visited the Kofukuji temple and it was raining the whole day in Nara. As we only had 1 day there, we took along our umbrella with us. The pagoda is nice and the area seems to be undergoing some construction however since it is...More

Thank VinceVW
Reviewed 25 April 2017 via mobile

As we strolled and enjoyed the peacefulness of Nara Park, we saw the Kofukuji Temple. This temple is one of the UNESCO World Heritage Listed Sites in Nara and is known for the second largest wooden pagoda in Japan.

Thank bacookie25
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Is either the five-story pagoda or three-story pagoda allowed to climb up through the stairs?
8 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.