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Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara

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World heritage site · Religious Site · Tourist Spot
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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 main temple may not be as impressive as many others, but the statues in the Golden Halls are a wonder of the world. Especially the 3-headed Ashura, and the 12 Divine Generals.... amazing... 
    The main temple may not be as impressive as many others, but the statues in the Golden Halls are a wonder of the world. Especially the 3-headed Ashura, and the 12 Divine Generals.... amazing...  more »
  • Just 5 - 10 mins walk from Kintetsu Nara Station, Kofuku-ji Temple is hard to miss: It’s the huge temple compound that contains the towering pagoda. The temple was built in 730, and it became the... 
    Just 5 - 10 mins walk from Kintetsu Nara Station, Kofuku-ji Temple is hard to miss: It’s the huge temple compound that contains the towering pagoda. The temple was built in 730, and it became the...  more »
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  • This is a buddhist temple complex. At the entrance there will be lots of deer roaming around, they are very tame and kind, you can give them food by buying it from the sellers. In this complex there are many types of temples, you can enter this complex for free.
  • The temple of the most powerful clan of Nara. Lovely area in where the deer of Nara freely roaming around for the shika senbei (deer crackers) from human

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