You are here
Home > 360°Video > Kofuku-ji Temple

Kofuku-ji Temple

Name 興福寺 / Kofuku-ji Temple
Adress Noboriojicho48 , Nara-shi, Nara 630-8213
Hours Open 9:00 - 17:00
Admission ■Kokuho-kan
Adult   600 yen
University  600 yen
High school  500 yen
Junior high school  500 yen
Elementary school  200 yen
more than 30 people more discount

■Higashi Kon-do
Adult   300 yen
University  300 yen
High school  200 yen
Junior high school  200 yen
Elementary school  100 yen
more than 30 people more discount

■Kokuho-kan & Higashi kon-do
Adult   800 yen
University  800 yen
High school  600 yen
Junior high school  600 yen
Elementary school  250 yen

Kofuku-ji Temple

Kofuku-ji Temple Higashi Kondo

Kofuku-ji Temple Hokuendo

Kofuku-ji Temple Nanndo

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.

Kōfuku-ji has its origin as a temple that was established in 669 by Kagami-no-Ōkimi (鏡大君), the wife of Fujiwara no Kamatari, wishing for her husband’s recovery from illness. Its original site was in Yamashina, Yamashiro Province (present-day Kyoto). In 672, the temple was moved to Fujiwara-kyō, the first planned Japanese capital to copy the orthogonal grid pattern of Chang’an.
In 710 the temple was dismantled for the second time and moved to its present location, on the east side of the newly constructed capital, Heijō-kyō, today’s Nara.

Kōfuku-ji was the Fujiwara’s tutelary temple, and enjoyed as much prosperty for as long as the family did.
The temple was not only an important center for the Buddhist religion, but also retained influence over the imperial government, and even by “aggressive means” in some cases.
When many of the Nanto Shichi Daiji such as Tōdai-ji -declined after the move of capital to Heian-kyō (Kyoto), Kōfuku-ji kept its significance because of its connection to the Fujiwara.
The temple was damaged and destroyed by civil wars and fires many times, and was rebuilt as many times as well, although finally some of the important buildings, such as two of the three golden halls, the nandaimon, chūmon and the corridor were never reconstructed and are missing today.


Similar Posts