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Kofuku-ji
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Kofuku-ji, which was originally erected in Kyoto, was taken to Nara in 741 by the aristocratic Fujiwara family, whose power it represented. At the height of its glory, between the 8C and 12C, this Buddhist temple of the Hosso school had a total of 175 buildings designed in a purist Japanese style, of which the five-storey pagoda (50m) remains an elegant example. The Tokon-do houses a statue of a Buddha (1415) whose face is encountered again, immortalised in the Kokuhokan, the former refectory of the monks and now the Treasure Room.

Useful Information

  • Prices : 300 JPY

Opening hours :

  • Tokondo Hall 9am-5pm - Kokuhokan 9am-5pm - Nanen-do: 17 Oct only

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