Kofuku Ji

Currently Closed
  • Address: 48 Noboriojicho, Nara, Nara Prefecture 630-8213, Japan
  • 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 Opening and Closing 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

Love this? Explore the entire list of things to do in Nara before you plan your trip.

Fancy a good night's sleep after a tiring day? Check out where to stay in Nara and book an accommodation of your choice.

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
  • Try the best online travel planner to plan your travel itinerary!
  • Plan a Trip to Kofuku Ji using our free Nara Trip Planner
  • Explore Nara itineraries created by fellow travellers
Are you associated with this business? Get in Touch

Things to Know Before Visiting Kofuku Ji

  • 69.74% of people who visit Nara include Kofuku Ji in their plan

  • 35.52% 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, Saturday and Sunday

72.46% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kofuku Ji

People normally club together Nara Park and Nara National Museum 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

Kofuku Ji Map

Enable Map

Kofuku Ji Trips

Kofuku Ji, Nara Reviews

Google+
  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Nice Pagoda and temple nearby. Shrine is close to Nara park and overall it's perfect area for walks picnic and relax to spend time with friends and family. Area is free of charge and there is quite a lot of interesting buildings nearby. For sure it's worth to see it if you are in Nara anyways.

  • Nice and calm place to visit. Pictures scenery and less crowd compared with the nearby Todaiji temple. Also, walking distance from the metro and nara park. Highly recommended!!

  • Kofukuji (興福寺, Kōfukuji) used to be the family temple of the Fujiwara, the most powerful family clan during much of the Nara and Heian Periods. The temple was established in Nara at the same time as the capital in 710. At the height of Fujiwara power, the temple consisted of over 150 buildings.

Read all reviews

All Questions

Kofuku ji
    Simply click on Ask a Question to add question