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48 Noboriojicho, Nara 630-8213, Nara Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 days ago

There is so much going on at Kofuku-ji; so many things to see. I enjoyed the temple as much as the other structures at the complex.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Warner L
Reviewed 28 July 2018

I was frustrated because I had a scheduled visit to the temple, but when we arrived we discovered that it was in restoration ...

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank sadal99
Reviewed 11 July 2018

After extensive travels throughout Asia over a two-week period, we were a little tired of museums, all of which began to look the same. But this one was different, FINALLY! An enormous thousand-armed Kannon serves as the centerpiece of the museum. The eight Devas and...More

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 19 May 2018

it was a nice and sunny day when we went. there was a big statue inside this hall and we went for a little stroll around the backside and were greeted by most beautiful bamboo forests. it was most gorgeous.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank parsaitravels
Reviewed 30 April 2018

This museum is world class and features some stunning and pretty ancient artifacts from Japans early years. Features of statues of gods and deities are really stunningly displayed, in a manner that is reverent and informative to all visitors. An excellent museum with good standard...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank farmviewavenue
Reviewed 29 April 2018

I was at a scientific meeting in Nara, and we were walked through this collection one morning. Nara Park has many cultural centres, pagodas, halls and so on. Kohfukuji was founded in the eighth year of the reign of Emperor Tenji (669 CE). Surprisingly so...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank beardedchemist
Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

No photography, even of icons asking you to be quiet! Rude staff loudly told me to delete the picture, even when he could see it was just an icon asking for quiet. I think he missed the point of the icon. Very little background info...More

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank DavidinLondon
Reviewed 13 January 2018

We just found this temple where tourists are heading to while walking around the Deer Park from the Todai-ji Temple then the National Museum to here. There's a 5-story pagoda considered to be Japan's second tallest.

Date of experience: May 2017
Thank ECLadines
Reviewed 20 May 2017

On my second visit to this museum I was still amazed by the outstanding Buddhist relics I saw before me. The statues were beautifully sculpted and it inspires reverence of those who made them. This is one of the places that I recommend for those...More

Date of experience: April 2017
Thank joikamiru
Reviewed 27 October 2016

You get a brief history Nara and some other Japanese treasure related things by visiting this museum. As expected, the interior was very clean and well maintained. You can also get souvenirs upon exiting the museum.

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank AntonioRyan
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