Kofuku Ji

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  • Address: 48 Noboriojicho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8213, Japan
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  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-742227755
  • Ticket Price: Free
  • Time Required: 01:30 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Outdoors, Educational Site, Historical Site, Entertainment, Architecture

Kofuku Ji - Review

Kofuku ji is one of the head temples of the Hosso sect of Buddhism. The temple was established in Nara in the year 710. At the height of Fujiwara power, the temple consisted of over 150 buildings! Today a couple of buildings still remain and hold great historic value. These buildings are the five story pagoda and the three story pagoda that one sees in the temple premises. At 50 meters, the five story pagoda is Japan's second tallest. The pagoda is a landmark as well as a symbol of Nara. It was built in the year 725 and was refurbished in 1426. The entrance to Kofuku ji temple grounds is free. However, entrance fees apply to Kofukuji's National Treasure Museum and the Eastern Golden Hall. The National Treasure Museum displays the temple's Buddhist art collection.

Kofuku Ji Ticket Prices

National Treasure Museum

  • Adults and university students: ¥600
  • Junior high and high school students: ¥500
  • Primary school students: ¥200
  • Discounts apply for groups.

The Eastern Golden Hall

  • Adults and university students: ¥300
  • Junior high and high school students: ¥200
  • Primary school students: ¥100
  • Discounts apply for groups.

Combined Ticket Rates: (The Kohfukuji National Treasure Museum & The Eastern Golden Hall)

  • Adults and university students: ¥800
  • Junior high and high school students: ¥600
  • Primary school students: ¥250

Kofuku Ji Hours

  • The Kofuki ji National Treasure Museum timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
  • The Eastern Golden Hall timings: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

How To reach Kofuku Ji by Public Transport

  • Kintetsu Nara Station
  • Kencho-mae bus stop

Restaurants Near Kofuku Ji

  • To no chaya
  • Dorinkudoranku
  • Restaurant Kikusui

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TripHobo Highlights for Kofuku Ji

  • Kofuku Ji Address: 48 Noboriojicho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8213, Japan
  • Kofuku Ji Contact Number: +81-742227755
  • Kofuku Ji Timing: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm
  • Kofuku Ji Price: Free
  • Best time to visit Kofuku Ji(preferred time): 08:30 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Kofuku Ji: 01:30 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Kofuku Ji

  • 37.12% of people who visit Nara include Kofuku Ji in their plan

  • 40.63% of people start their Kofuku Ji visit around 10 AM - 11 AM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr 30 Minutes to see Kofuku Ji

Monday, Friday and Sunday

61.29% of people prefer walking in order to reach Kofuku Ji

People normally club together Todai Ji and 志津香 while planning their visit to Kofuku Ji.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Kofuku Ji, Nara Reviews

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  • The two small museums here housed the single best collection of Buddhist sculpture I've seen in the country, and by a large margin. Jaw dropping.

  • Amazing ancient Japanese pagoda. Less crowded than Todaiji temple.

  • Another beautiful temple in Nara. The history here is just amazing. I was fortunate enough to see the Buddha in the Three Story Pagoda, which is rare because it is only visible one week out of the year.

  • I think kofukuji doesn't mean only one place you can visit while in here. But it's a complex of tourism spot to visit: temples, pagoda, beautiful park, deers around park and street, etc. And oh, going to the west area, don't forget to see atraction of the famous store mochi in Nara. Worth it to visit

  • Nice pagoda along the main Nara road. Probably the first you'll see when walking from train to the main park area. No admission charge to walk around the outside. "No drone" sign up on the fence. Worth a few minutes. Light shines better in the afternoon.

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