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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

Ime Kuku @ime_kuku - 2020-09-04
“I will worship toward thy holy temple, and praise thy name for thy lovingkindness and for thy truth: for thou hast… https://t.co/GgtXVnehE8
TOA @TokunboAkerele - 2020-07-11
@zeal_a Jesus will kuku be there.... The flogging in the temple will be child's play.

🤣🤣🤣🤣
Oluwa_mi_toyin🇳🇬 @HotonuOluwatoy1 - 2020-05-17
@temple_ihuoma @instablog9ja Lol...kuku say you need sugar mummy and let's give you the link
Your next boyfriend😅😄💕💖 @i_amkayceelee - 2020-05-09
@mzlara_h @Gidi_Traffic Abi kin kuku pa WiFi lemme see how long you can play temple run and candy crush without getting tired
SHAYOURME @Landlord_swagon - 2020-05-05
@Zaddy_Ayobami You fall my hand....A whole tajid kwan bawo...Kuku say temple run
Mercy @_Kaimaa - 2020-05-03
@E_Temple We are kuku trying .you?
Ringingtone🌹 @Debbiemoore456 - 2020-04-01
@mickmeezy Werey re🤒😂kuku tell God to make it like Temple run💔😂😂😂
Ringingtone🌹 @Debbiemoore456 - 2020-04-01
@mickmeezy Werey re🤒😂kuku tell God to make it like Temple run💔😂😂😂
Kizuri monchi Semilore @DantePasusu - 2020-03-17
Wetin all this sport dailies wan dey print, Well them kuku dey advise manpower, weak erection, Indian temple inside..so they are fine
Divya64 @Anu64Divya - 2020-03-16
U can skip nothing in it its like old temple meenu scene is their know same instead u watch precap and see our fanc… https://t.co/ri2uZ0CQPI
Divya64 @Anu64Divya - 2020-03-16
U can skip nothing in it its like old temple meenu scene is their know same instead u watch precap and see our fanc… https://t.co/ri2uZ0CQPI
HoTMaLe DeMi⚡ @ThisEnesi - 2020-03-09
@Mo_beetchez 😂😂😂😂😂you dey sell gala?
How you take dey run that Axis na.
Yunno why I don't leave My house when I'm… https://t.co/BoUsdz2RpU
Heera_1502 @Heera_1502 - 2020-02-15
Writers, please spare us.... if you really want to, then just get kuku married in the mandap & let #Mishbir marry… https://t.co/wSdihfhZpV
Heera_1502 @Heera_1502 - 2020-02-15
Writers, please spare us.... if you really want to, then just get kuku married in the mandap & let #Mishbir marry… https://t.co/wSdihfhZpV
MishbirArmi - MishbirWale @ARMI46840854 - 2020-02-13
I feel both kuku and mishbir k shaadi honge. Kuku phir se shaadi after divorce in the mandap decorated for mishbir.… https://t.co/SBqeQOI08P
MishbirArmi - MishbirWale @ARMI46840854 - 2020-02-13
I feel both kuku and mishbir k shaadi honge. Kuku phir se shaadi after divorce in the mandap decorated for mishbir.… https://t.co/SBqeQOI08P
ThaViper @ThaViper4 - 2020-02-12
@Bamidelerealtur @HonaCostello Ah... Choi, na on top food matter you see me again. Isnur kuku my fault o. Its what… https://t.co/sTfAYKX3W7
JANE AUSTEN⚘MISHBIRWALE⚘ @HopefulMinion - 2020-02-09
#KuKu got dbest & most grand wedding from all dfunctions to music,dance choreography,https://t.co/z0OmyOch3U was li… https://t.co/JE89f1vxVV
okoli VALENTINE chika @iamchika14 - 2020-02-09
@OkporEmeka Tempu kwa? Ifso make I kuku meet satguru and harikrisha ji then. Cos better temple work deh here
Roasted corn lover 🌽 @PamilerinayoB - 2020-01-21
@oewonah @Postsubman I kuku understand, so pastors too take nude pictures, they take pictures of their father’s temple, I’m shook
𝐐𝐮𝐞𝐭𝐳𝐚𝐥𝐜𝐨𝐚𝐭𝐥 @SUNSERPENTX_ - 2019-12-24
←that being said kuku would follow the hybrid everywhere within the temple, of course standing a few feels away to… https://t.co/T42m3VIgEN
Ime Kuku @ime_kuku - 2019-12-13
The devil took Jesus to the pinnacle of the temple and said fall down because he will command his angels concerning… https://t.co/pVMF1Vlr89
~ 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💔💔

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