Kofuku-ji Temple is an old historic temple with the history more than 1, 300 years which was built in 710 years.
The whole of Kofuku-ji Temple is designated as Michelin green guide ★★ and World Heritage Site: ‘Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara’.
In addition, Todai-ji Temple and Kasuga Taisha Shrine are near this Temple.
↓Visit article of Todai-ji Temple↓
↓Visit article of Kasuga Taisha Shrine↓
- About World Heritage ‘Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara’
- About Kofuku-ji Temple
- Highlight of Kofuku-ji Temple
- Goshuin(shrine seal or stamp) of Kofuku-ji Temple
- How to get to Kofuku-ji Temple
1.About World Heritage ‘Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara’
8 places of temples, shrines and Special Natural Monument of Nara are designated as ‘Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara’.
↓Details of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara” is here.↓
2.About Kofuku-ji Temple
Kōfuku-ji (興福寺 Kōfuku-ji) is a Buddhist temple that was once one of the powerful Seven Great Temples, in the city of Nara, Japan. The temple is the national headquarters of the Hossō school and is one of the eight Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
There are 26 national treasures and 44 important cultural property in Kofuku-ji Temple.
3.Highlight of Kofuku-ji Temple
There is a lot of highlight in Kofuku-ji Temple. I introduce to you the representative building.
●国宝館(National Treasure Museum)
A large number of national treasures are stored up in National Treasure Museum.
Entrance Fee: 600 yen(Adults), 500 yen(Junior and high school students), 250 yen(Primary school students)
Including Asura image which designated as a national treasure and Michelin green guide ★★★, a lot of precious cultural assets are stored up in this museum.
東金堂(Tokon-do Hall) designated as a national treasure and Michelin green guide ★★.
This building is rebuilt in 1415, and four images of the national treasure are stored up.
Entrance Fee: 300 yen(Adults), 200 yen(Junior and high school students), 100 yen(Primary school students)
Five-storey Pagoda designated as a national treasure and Michelin green guide ★.
This building is rebuilt in 1426, and is the second tallest wooden tower in Japan.(The height is about 50 meters.)
(The tallest wooden tower in Japan is Five-storey Pagoda in To-ji Temple(Kyoto).)
東金堂(Tokon-do Hall) and Five-storey Pagoda.
This is the valuable place that can photograph two national treasures in one frame. d(*ﾟーﾟ*)
南円堂(Nanen-do Hall) designated as a Important cultural properties.
This building is rebuilt in 1789.
The wisteria trellis of “南円堂(Nanen-do Hall)” is called “南円堂藤(The wisteria of 南円堂(Nanen-do Hall))”, and a beautiful wisteria flower blooms in May. (○´艸｀)
北円堂(Hokuen-do Hall) designated as a national treasure.
This building was rebuilt in 1208, and this is the oldest building in Kofuku-ji Temple.
三重塔(Three-storey Pagoda) is a building which was rebuilt in 1180.
This building was designated as a national treasure.
4.Goshuin(shrine seal or stamp) of Kofuku-ji Temple
There are five kinds of shrine seals in Kofuku-ji Temple now. Shrine seal of “②令興福力” is a representative seal of Kofuku-ji Temple.
Let’s get a ｓhrine seal of “②令興福力” if you don’t understand which is good.
This is the shrine seal of “②令興福力” which is the representative seal of this temple. This is the words that came from Buddha that is the principal idol of 中金堂(Chukon-do Hall).
This is the shrine seal of “①中金堂” which is the main hall of this temple.
5.How to get to Kofuku-ji Temple
・MAP of Kofuku-ji Temple
・Sightseeing map of Nara
Nearest station of Kofuku-ji Temple is the Kintetsu Nara Line Kintetsu-Nara Station.
■Kintetsu-Nara Station → Kofuku-ji Temple
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