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Kofuku-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Kofuku-ji Temple

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Kofuku-ji Temple was originally founded in Kyoto in 669 and transferred here in 710. The temple was prosperous as the main temple for the Fujiwara clan, a powerful aristocratic family in the Heian Period (794 - 1185). The temple once dominated Yamato Province (today's Nara Prefecture) and even had a unit of armed priest. The temple's influence was as powerful as Enryaku-ji Temple in Mt. Hiei-zan at that time.
Although the temple complex had 175 buildings at the height of its prosperity, most of them were destroyed by Taira-no-Shigehira and Tomomori during the Siege of Nara in 1181. They are both sons of Taira-no-Kiyomori who rose to the top of Japanese politics after the Fujiwara clan. The buildings were once reconstructed in the Kamakura Period (1185 - 1333), but they were reduced to ashes as the temple lost its power. The temple's principal buildings still existing today are the five-storied pagoda dating from 1426, the Tokon-do Hall (Eastern Main Hall) from 1415 and the three-storied pagoda from 1210. These buildings are all designated as national treasures.
The Kokuho-kan (National Treasure Hall) contains a variety of statues and art objects salvaged from the temple's previous structures. A descriptive leaflet is provided in English.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Open 24 hours
  • Kokuho-kan Treasure Hall: 9:00 - 17:00 *admission until 16:45
  • Tokon-do Hall: 9:00 - 17:00 *admission until 16:45

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free
  • Kokuho-kan Treasure Hall: 600 yen (General, Adult); 500 yen (Student); 200 yen (Child)
  • Tokon-do Hall: 300 yen (General, Adult); 200 yen (Student); 100 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 5 minutes walk from Kintestu-Nara Station on the Kintetsu Nara Line

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 48, Noboriojicho, Nara-shi, Nara, 630-8213

TweetsTweets

~ тσяєє ~ {Toree B} @Impetuous_soul - 2019-10-31
@Sidmin_fan The parallels running since KuKu wedding. The varmala falling on Mishti at the temple, him rubbing her… https://t.co/5DGjj9fGu0
~ тσяєє ~ {Toree B} @Impetuous_soul - 2019-10-31
@Sidmin_fan The parallels running since KuKu wedding. The varmala falling on Mishti at the temple, him rubbing her… https://t.co/5DGjj9fGu0
~ тσяєє ~ || MishBirWali 💍 @Impetuous_soul - 2019-10-31
@Sidmin_fan The parallels running since KuKu wedding. The varmala falling on Mishti at the temple, him rubbing her… https://t.co/5DGjj9fGu0
TakeADeepBreath @DeepTake - 2019-10-30
Will they even show the precap confrontation tom? They have to show KuKu's KC, Abir searching for her, the temple s… https://t.co/CFkDBJeGXC
Asunomhe Philip Sunday @AsunomheS - 2019-10-13
@shittu_temidayo Af warned you...
Me I wee kuku run and leave you.
Shey you know temple run sha
TakeADeepBreath @DeepTake - 2019-10-07
I don know if ppl remember but when the temple scene aired (where Meenu insulted Mishti), many were disappointed th… https://t.co/M1TX0vPMjS
Natacha’s youngest sister🔱 @_mayborn_ - 2019-10-01
@adigun_tomilayo I don wait Tacha so tey,I don dey lose weight oo😩Let me kuku goan play temple run💔💔
Natacha’s youngest sister🔱 @_mayborn_ - 2019-10-01
@adigun_tomilayo I don wait Tacha so tey,I don dey lose weight oo😩Let me kuku goan play temple run💔💔
Natacha’s youngest sister🔱 @_mayborn_ - 2019-10-01
@adigun_tomilayo I don wait Tacha so tey,I don dey lose weight oo😩Let me kuku goan play temple run💔💔
HOF-MILANO😜😜😜😜😜😜😜😜😜😜😝 @kraaibonginkosi - 2019-09-30
@nyaikae There's no beating my meat ya nex lana, nakhona she's doing you a favour by letting you into her temple, i… https://t.co/3T9OtdDUrb
Ajoke Alabi @LagosDriver - 2019-09-09
A traffic police officer was deployed 2 intersection of Temple Rd & Kingsway,neglecting d busier Bayo Kuku Rd, next… https://t.co/TROmYUChoh
phalguni @Falguni1802 - 2019-08-24
'Kehne aur sunna bas ek formailty tha' awww Abir❤. Mishbir will be each other's strength in every step.Just loved t… https://t.co/vX99mM7Ebc
Ms. I @tchy_amaka - 2019-08-07
@Sir_Duby I've kuku left that road for you people. I was not able to can any longer. Even Temple Run isn't that difficult
★Aku ka n' nwa @GeorgePraiz1 - 2019-07-28
@LadySoftXx Since 'Your body' is the temple of God, kuku go and ride your bicycle in peace
★Akukan'nwa @GeorgePraiz1 - 2019-07-28
@LadySoftXx Since 'Your body' is the temple of God, kuku go and ride your bicycle in peace
O L A @OLAYIWOLA_23 - 2019-07-23
@Holawhunmee @Jydeskillz Temple Run merchant oshi,me I no kuku like the werey before
Son of The Rains @JobaOjelabi - 2019-06-23
@Deo_D_Weirdo @iam_kiddee You are kuku at the entrance of Shaolin Temple already...
Son of The Rains @JobaOjelabi - 2019-06-23
@Deo_D_Weirdo @iam_kiddee You are kuku at the entrance of Shaolin Temple already...
Vijisridhar @Vijisridhar96 - 2019-06-18
Epi 67: all hv retuned home, Misthi despot to talk to Abir, Kuhu’s lies caught by Varsha, M tries to manofy V, Kuhu… https://t.co/AbKagFev9J
Nedum @l3xay - 2019-05-22
@SubDeliveryZone Running after her for almost a year? As temple runner wey u be.
Since none of you is ready to comp… https://t.co/ikKhxKXcKR
Nedum @l3xay - 2019-05-22
@SubDeliveryZone Running after her for almost a year? As temple runner wey u be.
Since none of you is ready to comp… https://t.co/ikKhxKXcKR
Brown sugar @tedi_temple - 2019-04-21
Kuku kill me.... i no pick 😫😫 https://t.co/D53sbAMBdB
Erlilia Elyr ~のんびりじゃないモードがない~ @mishaisafaelord - 2019-04-19
@picorere Oh that's totally true. The part where he said he'll take care of things at the gorgon temple, I was like… https://t.co/mD4rizFcTc
kapil @kapilcricket - 2019-04-14
@curlykuku @Salilacharya @ashokepandit @MumbaiPolice @mumbaitraffic Ram mandir is absolutely nonsense...no need to… https://t.co/b38OvGQ5yE
Omarr Temple @omarr_temple - 2019-03-12
Kuku dont spray perfume to work.
Omarr Temple @omarr_temple - 2019-03-12
Kuku dont spray perfume to work.
Darshit Mehta 🇮🇳 @DarshitM86 - 2019-03-04
@itispalkova @anitaudeep Yes, Tamilians are very cultured temple going people. These sort of movies makes your brains go kuku
Oladhebo @OladeboAlapo - 2019-02-26
Would do for less... my body is kuku d temple of God. Let people appreciate Gods temple https://t.co/loWCi12p72
Teresa @lilbabydreamr18 - 2019-02-25
@AmandaHerring37 @Targhee159 @Kuku_Sabzi @kizabrat @SteveScalise @realDonaldTrump 'Or do you not know that your bod… https://t.co/aQcgqxaM8r
Materazzi Van Dike™ @hrhmaraizu - 2018-11-22
@Ayo_d10 Kuku set it for Temple Run, I can arrange the snakes and other creepy crawlies...you know, just to add to the fun.

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