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The Kofuku-ji Temple and the other World Heritage buildings in Nara are lit at night, and the city places thousands of candles in the park and along the steps of this temple, and the grounds of the adjacent parks. This takes place in the summer,...More
This temple is a world heritage site, and is situated along the way to the Central station. Did not manage to visit everything as the grounds we're partially under renovation/upgrading
You can pay 900yen to view both the temple and the relics. The 5 storey...More
The main (Golden Hall) of the temple is currently being renovated and completely covered in scaffolding which is why you can only see the five story pagoda and the pavillon in the picture. The area is quite vast and impressive, though.
This is a spectacular Buddhist temple and the national headquarter of the Hosso (or East Asian Yogacara) school of Buddhist thought. It was originally built in the 7th century AD in what today is Kyoto, but was moved to its present location in 710. Like...More
I am an aficionado of Buddhist shrines, and the Eastern Golden Hall is one of the most stunning I have seen anywhere in the world. The rest of the complex is all right, although one main temple is closed and under renovation. Also, we were...More
This was the first temple that our Nara Student guide took us to after leaving the Kintetsu Station. It was less than a 10 minute walk.
There were a couple of buildings to see as you wander through the temple grounds: South Octagonal Hall, 5...More