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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

This was another unexpected surprises. The cypress wood structure holds a bronze bell that is over 1000 years old. Now a days they ring it once a year. Not many tourists here when we stopped by.

Thank vnishith
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It's a nice pohoda, similar to another one in Tokyo.It's been currently under reconstruction but still very impressive.

Thank Stepanka40
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It has a big pagoda just like the one in Kyoto which the main attraction. Just at a walking distance from the Todaiji Temple.

Thank mgprabhu
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great place to visit if you're looking for a way to enjoy beautiful architecture and history without having to walk a lot. Photos are not allowed inside the Eastern Golden Hall and the Central Hall is still under renovation.

Thank Sarah Z
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Another famous temple in Nara, but one temple is under maintenance. The Pagoda (5-story) looks really awesome.

Thank J G
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

Within walking distance from the Kintetsu Nara Station is Kofukuji. The main building was under major rehabilitation when we visited. The pagoda at Kofukuji is big and impressive. There is a two storey pagoda opposite to it and another smaller pagoda from this 2 storey...More

Thank HotEarth
Reviewed 31 July 2017 via mobile

It is just a 5 storey pagoda, nothing special about it. Disappointment ! I feel it is over rated. You are not even allowed to climb up the pagoda.

Thank 2loveN2travel
Reviewed 18 July 2017 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 11 July 2017 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 July 2017 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
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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.