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Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara

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Visit Kofuku-ji Temple, one of the “Seven Great Temples of Nara.” Dating back to the 7th century, the temple was destroyed and restored numerous times, and forms part of the World Heritage Site of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara. Roaming the spacious complex, you can admire its historic buildings and pagodas, the remnants of the once vast grounds, which used to contain 175 structures. Step into the Eastern Golden Hall to view the revered image of the “Healing Buddha," or visit the Treasure House to observe an extensive collection of artworks and relics from the former temple buildings. Make Kofuku-ji Temple a centerpiece of your Nara vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Nara attractions planner .
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  • The first temple I visited in Nara actually consists of several important structures, including the most significant, in my opinion, are the three temples and pagoda; Needless to say I was impressed very much (even the presence of deer in freedom was appreciated); It was possible to visit from within only one of the two temples and loved it, both for the doors and curtains that prevent the view from outside both the statues and the interior decorations; a beautiful temple complex, completed by inevitable stand where you can get write something in Japanese or buy some small object.
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  • Besides from Todai-ji Temple Dale's on the way to the pond, you'll see 5 weight of the building. Hex is located next to the main hall and a little walk. If you walk slowly, the heart is washed like feeling.
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  • This will be one of the first stops than you do in Nara, right opposite this road to go to the big Buddha. You will already see as everywhere there are deer making life
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  • Oh deer, all the deer. They are kinda like a cross between a deer and a goat. Don't do the crackers, it's just way too touristy and if you don't give them up right away they start to charge you. Also, they aren't the cleanest animals either. The temples were cool and the view of Nara. Definitely have to do it, just don't get head butted by a deer.
  • Drop by the museum up north of it for an explanation of the images inside. I won't spoil all the fun but the main piece is a massive Miroku image surrounded by other figures that you can learn about at the museum and then pay a real visit to!
  • Came across here randomly at night - and there was a beautiful little light show with a large crowd. Very romantic.
  • The true spirit of Japan is embedded in this Temple, next (or in the middle) of the Nara "Deer" park. This spot is as relaxing as it can get.
  • A really great place to visit ... so intetedting n cultural .. worthy of a revisit
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