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Kofuku-ji Temple, Nara

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Visit Kofuku-ji Temple, one of the “Seven Great Temples of Nara.” Dating back to the 7th century, the temple was destroyed and restored numerous times, and forms part of the World Heritage Site of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara. Roaming the spacious complex, you can admire its historic buildings and pagodas, the remnants of the once vast grounds, which used to contain 175 structures. Step into the Eastern Golden Hall to view the revered image of the “Healing Buddha," or visit the Treasure House to observe an extensive collection of artworks and relics from the former temple buildings. Make Kofuku-ji Temple a centerpiece of your Nara vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Nara attractions planner .
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  • After late lunch on same street, visited the Golden and Eastern halls of this temple complex. Inside are very nice original oversized statues of "Four Emperors" bending at waist in different direction...  more »
  • 1) Jr Nara Station or near Nara Station walk to the Temple of Yufu is not very good; 2) on the land of Yujin Hall, Jintang (Country), Five Towers (Country), Triple Tower (Country), NanyuTang (Important Cultural), Beiyu Tang (Country), Jintang, etc., and Zhongjin Hall, Jintang, etc. There are many national Buddha statues in the country, with high values, and 3) There are many plum deer in the temple, adding to the millennium temple.
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  • Oh deer, all the deer. They are kinda like a cross between a deer and a goat. Don't do the crackers, it's just way too touristy and if you don't give them up right away they start to charge you. Also, they aren't the cleanest animals either. The temples were cool and the view of Nara. Definitely have to do it, just don't get head butted by a deer.
  • Drop by the museum up north of it for an explanation of the images inside. I won't spoil all the fun but the main piece is a massive Miroku image surrounded by other figures that you can learn about at the museum and then pay a real visit to!
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