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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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  • The main temple site is still covered up for construction/renovation while the 5-storeyed pagoda, museum and the Gold Hall are open for visitors. Some treasures and large buddha are housed inside the ...  more »
  • I stopped by on the way back the shrine in Nara, a walk to Kintetsu NARA station. School model made the Kōfuku-ji Temple.
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  • The main hall houses the impressive statue of the Buddha and 2 bodhisattvas. Very inspiring but the treasure hall's Kannon statue is even more breathtaking.