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Kofukuji Temple, Nara

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Visit Kofukuji 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. To visit Kofukuji Temple and get the most from your holiday in Nara, create itinerary details personal to you using our Nara trip generator.
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  • Not even once is a treasure trove of cultural temple Buddha with wonderful Dou, but come here 10 times and it didn't work. Make sure that construction somewhere. Because today is the cherry blossoms bloom amazing turnout, it also put our Japanese, only slightly, most (about 95%) the foreigner's. It was a visit is not possible within a quiet.
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  • At the admission Office for Hall repairs were moved close, along with the statues of other treasures you could see. Staff can be seen only from the forward direction is to visit the statue, but slowly.
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  • Asura statue of was, once upon a time on the history textbooks and heavenly light demons and demon dragon lantern can be seen. You can see the real thing, so very impressed with its power.
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