Buddhist temple in Nara

Updated: March 01, 2024 09:43 AM

Kofuku-ji is located in Nara (City in Japan), Japan. It's address is 48 Noboriojicho, Nara, 630-8213, Japan.

48 Noboriojicho, Nara, 630-8213, Japan

MRMJ+5V Nara, Japan

+81 742-22-7755

Check Time Table for Kofuku-ji

Monday9 AM to 5 PM
Tuesday9 AM to 5 PM
Wednesday9 AM to 5 PM
Thursday9 AM to 5 PM
Friday9 AM to 5 PM
Saturday9 AM to 5 PM
Sunday9 AM to 5 PM

Questions & Answers

Where is Kofuku-ji?

Kofuku-ji is located at: 48 Noboriojicho, Nara, 630-8213, Japan.

What is the phone number of Kofuku-ji?

You can try to calling this number: +81 742-22-7755

What are the coordinates of Kofuku-ji?

Coordinates: 34.682883, 135.8322271

Kofuku-ji Reviews

Kirushanth Rasiah
2024-02-25 07:34:32 GMT

A very nice temple in Nara, located just by the Nara Park. You need to get tickets to enter through temple, and they knly accept cash at the machines. There are no photos allowed when you're inside the temple. Limited statues to see inside but still worth seeing and reading about the history.

Ardith Telewik
2024-01-09 07:40:40 GMT

There are 5 major temples here in Kofukuji Nara. Two temples were under renovation when we visited there but they are all beautiful. Many tourists are coming and taking pictures here. The entrance fee is just ¥500 for adults and ¥300 for kids. You can also get a chance to come inside and pray there

Ross Daniels
2024-02-01 23:06:38 GMT

This is incredibly beautiful and we loved the little statues all warm and cosy with their head caps on as we walked nearby. But this is one of the Seven Great Temples of Nara and is regarded as the head temple of the Hossō sect of Japanese Buddhism. It was was founded in 669 by Fujiwara no Kamatari and wonderfully the temple’s library contained a vast collection of Buddhist texts, and its monks were renowned for their scholarship. As is usual with wooden building it was destroyed by fire several times over the centuries. The current temple complex dates from the 17th and 18th centuries.

Jonathan Hodgins
2023-12-10 19:59:23 GMT

Beautiful temple, sadly hardly any souvenirs in the souvenir shop so I couldn’t bring anything home. You also cannot take pictures of any of the statues within the temple, definitely a must go place.

Thomas Delemarre
2023-10-12 08:53:47 GMT

Very nice temple complex with main hall and 5-story pagoda at the beginning of Nara Park. It's the first complex you'll see coming from Nara JR Station. There is an entrance fee and be aware that the entrance fee is not for the national museum.

2023-12-02 14:31:08 GMT

One of Nara prefecture's most visited attractions is Kofuku-ji. It is a short walk from Nara park and Nakatanidou shop. The temple is one of the oldest in Japan, that's why it is very rich in history as well as the other temples nearby.

Quinten van 't Hof
2023-10-04 20:35:58 GMT

Beautiful area with the temple, extra fun because of the deer walking around. They can even be pet which is fun to do.

Susan Sim
2023-08-18 14:27:08 GMT

Beautiful place! I went there during the Nara To-kae (some sort of lamp display event) and they it was nice! It was summer time and it was so hot so I did not go inside.. I just quickly move on to my next destination. Oh and there is a starbucks near this place if you want any specialty drinks! Vending machines are everywhere though. Keep hydrated!

2023-11-15 17:14:35 GMT

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Navjot Singh
2023-12-29 07:57:36 GMT

Nice temple near deer park in Nara

Kojik Kishora
2023-10-01 03:07:07 GMT

So very nice in design. 💖 But is is under construction. We cannot able to get inside to come near to take a photo.

Yuko Koda
2023-11-13 00:54:39 GMT

Kofukuji is the most famous temple in Japan, and it has a long history.

2022-12-18 01:17:09 GMT

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.

Skye Cai
2023-07-07 14:14:56 GMT

Great view with the deer that are located right in front.
Grand building and with plenty of place in front to interact with the deers.

Rui K G
2023-01-20 00:37:45 GMT

Near with the nara station and you can find a lot of dear and the very friendly, and fun fact is you can ask them to bow, lovely place to spend quick days in nara, oo yeah you can find a lovely mochie cake if you keep follow the trail down to the stair, there will be a lot store street near there too, just get your self explore in there. Defintely will back again for meet the dear..

Nathan Miller
2023-11-18 01:44:11 GMT

It really is amazing how varied the temples and shrines are around here. Each one is unique and beautiful! The pagoda here is so special and worth checking out, especially near sunset.

Loren Sosangyo
2023-05-08 15:16:03 GMT

came here in the morning and it was nice, quiet and not crowded.

area is clean and relaxing.
im in love with the pagoda!

VittalSai Khareedhi
2023-05-01 07:38:31 GMT

Very humongous shrines and a beautiful and natural background. But I recommend you to come here while it’s sunny because the day I came here it was very sunny.

2023-07-08 14:15:27 GMT

Those who come to Nara by train (with the Kintetsu-Nara Line) and want to see the sights in Nara Park will first encounter the Kofuku-ji, one of Japan's oldest and most famous Buddhist temples. The Kofuku-ji, the "Temple that Generates Blessings", was founded in 669 by Kagami-no-Ōkimi to pray for the recovery of her ailing husband Fujiwara no Kamatari, the founder of the Fujiwara Clan. The temple has a very long and eventful history: it moved twice, burned down several times, became the dominant political force of the region (the Kofuku-ji belonged to the Nanto Shichi Daiji, the Seven Great Temples) and at one point was even completely abandoned. There is one constant: the temple has been the headquarters of the Hossō School of Buddhism for some 1,300 years. The temple complex is definitely worth it, especially since the restoration of the Chū-kondō (the Central Golden Hall) was completed in 2018.

2020-10-15 06:23:45 GMT

Even though it's the most accessible temple from the stations, given the location, it's not quite as popular and crowded as Todai-ji temple. The temple complex is quite huge and vast, but with the many open space it's easy to navigate and explore. The Nandaimon remains was also interesting to see.

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City in Japan

Nara is the capital city of Nara Prefecture, Japan. As of 2022, Nara has an estimated population of 367,353 according to World Population Review, making it the largest city in Nara Prefecture and sixth-largest in the Kansai region of Honshu. source

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