The Kohfukuji National Treasure Hall

The Kohfukuji National Treasure Hall

興福寺国宝館

The Kohfukuji National Treasure Hall

興福寺国宝館

This is the museum to visit to see some of the greatest Buddhist carvings that Nara has to offer. Ashura, one of the eight guardian deity figures commissioned by Empress Komyo 1,000 years ago, has become a huge hit in Japan and even has its own fan club. When Ashura and the other treasures were shown in Tokyo and Fukuoka, over 1.65 million people came to see them, but in Nara, you can enjoy them without the crowds. The collection includes amazingly lifelike figures by master carver Unkei and his sons; the muscular Kongorikishi guardians and the rather grotesque Tentouki and Ryutouki lantern carriers are also must-sees.

Venue Details & Access Info
Address

48 Noboriojicho, Nara

奈良市登大路町48

Access

From Kintetsu Nara Station:
- 5 minutes on foot from the station.

Related VenuesKohfukuji Temple

Name/address in local language

  • 興福寺国宝館 The Kohfukuji National Treasure Hall
  • address 奈良市登大路町48 48 Noboriojicho, Nara
  • Address
Opening Time & Admissions
Opening Hours

9:00 - 17:00 (last admission 16:45)

Closed on

Closed between 2017/1/1 -2017/12/31 for construction work

Admission

Adults: ¥600
Teenagers: ¥500
Children: ¥200

*Group discount available

Payment

Cash only

Available Foreign Languages

No foreign language spoken (Japanese only)

Contact Details
Tel

0742-22-5370 (9:00 - 17:00)

Fax

0742-22-5357

Website

http://www.kohfukuji.com/english.html

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