Kofuku-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Kofuku-ji Temple

Information

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 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

Closed

  • No closing days

Access / Public Transport

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

Address / Location

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