Kohfukuji Temple Travel information

Kohfukuji Temple



Kohfukuji Temple (‹»•ŸŽ›:Kohfuku-ji) is the main temple of Hosso-shu sect and is registered as a World Heritage Site.
A temple related to Fujiwara No Kamatari (Nakatomi No Kamatari) and Fujiwara No Fuhito.
It became one of the Nanto 4 Great Temple during the Nara period and one of the Nanto 7 Great Temple during the Heian period.
At the time of Peak, there were 175 temple buildings, and it is a large temple.




The five-storied pagoda at Kohfukuji Temple, which is a national treasure, is 50.1 meters high and is the second highest wooden pagoda in Japan. (The highest pagoda is the five-storied pagoda of Toji Temple in Kyoto.)
It is the tallest building in Nara city, visible from various places in Nara city, and is a symbol of the city.


Kohfukuji Temple has many historical heritage sites, and more than 100 buildings and works of art have been designated as National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties.





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- Get off at Kintetsu "Kintetsu-Nara Station" and walk about 7 minutes.


- Get off at JR "Nara Station" and walk about 20 minutes.
Alternatively, change to the Nara city loop bus and get off at Kencho-mae bus stop.



Related Web site

http://www.kohfukuji.com/ [Japanese]



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