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Kofuku-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Kofuku-ji Temple


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


  • 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


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.
Mbetobong @MbesTommy - 2018-11-14
I gave these 2 grown ups (my little nephews) my phone to play temple run, as reward for them finishing their assign… https://t.co/li4oisowFK
Business World @Businesss_World - 2018-11-04
Geologists Discover 'Gateway To Underworld' Hidden Beneath Mayan Temple In Maya mythology, caves and sinkholes were… https://t.co/ywodRRa4xX
Uinise Lutui @_myMrBrownII - 2018-10-04
So at my sisters wedding we agreed everyone will make it to the temple for pictures no matter what....the day came… https://t.co/xI23RP9zWp
👑ADEDOYIN 👑 @doyinRanti - 2018-09-10
My body is kuku the temple of God😩 https://t.co/4MI5GrUtLP
0️⃣YSTA @kUkU_801 - 2018-08-08
Did a different kinda temple work today lol lingi sima kiai
NyeriCountyOfficial @County19Nyeri - 2018-07-10
PROGRESS IN NYERI: Ongoing recarpeting of Kuku Lane - Temple Road in Nyeri town. The transformational journey continues. #NyeriIthereme
Leon Lonewolf @Leon_Lonewolf - 2018-07-03
We are now LIVE! Playing #FinalFantasy1! Leo, Yura, Kuku, & Zok will be going through the Temple of TIme and facing… https://t.co/Fo2jpj1nvy
Teni banjo @Ladytea16 - 2018-06-17
#SavageReplies This jersey is going places see as the jersey 2 fine 0 that is why moses is falling like naija's eco… https://t.co/dEMUEeyqiw
Twittter NG™🏵 @TwittterNG - 2018-06-03
@falzthebahdguy Fifa should have kuku put us incharge of jersey marketing aswearugad they will be counting bili ins… https://t.co/gJV4QJyyr6
Twittter NG™🏵 @TwittterNG - 2018-06-03
@falzthebahdguy Fifa should have kuku put us incharge of jersey marketing aswearugad they will be counting bili ins… https://t.co/gJV4QJyyr6
Video Game Depot @VGDAk - 2017-12-10
Today In Gaming History

Lara Croft and the Temple of Osiris was released on PS4, Xbox One and PC.

Game On!
Video… https://t.co/NVxunBKFhx
a whole spice rack @TifeBollz - 2017-11-20
@superflycook Exactly! Everyone and their tailors just catch confuse,style temple kuku scattered the thing. Made a new dress all together 😅
WANJOHN DoroMecho @wanjohn1 - 2017-10-27
@OlaseniOladejo @Chrisbamidele I kuku have temple run, but i haven't played it before
StephenSchitzoLawson @TheNextAgeOfMan - 2017-09-24

Figured IT out
Under riddle
Concealed Hidden temple
Kuku-Caine. Do-do dojo Dodo, DOH!

Penny_Siwadawada🌼🌻 @Shawpee - 2017-09-19
So this is where mampitsha's🍆resides?Like that's his way in the temple?Sidla kahle sdudla se westink,nani naz'bonel… https://t.co/gZ66tHyAp5
kenwoodyoung @olajuwon_kuku - 2017-09-13
@Onuzara @MobilePunch Who leads d temple prof in bible reading mitchew
The King @iamt_mix - 2017-08-19
Lool they should kuku put him on Temple Run https://t.co/k5xsIpP4ix
Sahan Vindhika @Chooty_kuku - 2017-07-26
Being a president and living in Temple trees, Being a parliamentarian and living in Beliatte? Which one is good? @PresRajapaksa #AskMR
Chisom Winifred @chisomwinnifred - 2017-06-29
@DelusionalMilly Ah but temple is supposed to be holy and sacred. If I kuku share it for free, it will be conductor's temple
Abba Nasidi @KakakinArewa - 2017-05-30
Boards is dis how u build a country by bowing down to ur fellow being.just kuku say u people are fighting to establish a temple. #Nigeria1st
Arvind Choudhary @Swdhyankamal - 2017-05-07
@CMukhija @yinwoman Kathgodam is the last railway station. from there u can take a direct taxi to kuku China (it is 5km from Dunagiri Temple
Arvind Choudhary @Swdhyankamal - 2017-05-07
@CMukhija @yinwoman Kathgodam is the last railway station. from there u can take a direct taxi to kuku China (it is 5km from Dunagiri Temple
#DARKROOM @pixelmorph1 - 2017-02-17
Where you dey go?
Palestine, Hillsong get concert.
What of Jerusalem?
Shebi temple wall kuku dey both sides, I don do pilgrimage join


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