But why did Kohfukuji select Hakkaisan? “We were fascinated by the spiritual features and culture of the land there,” said Myoshun Tsuji, of Kohfukuji Temple.
Home to eight UNESCO World Heritage Sites, traditional gardens and some of the friendliest inhabitants in all of Japan, here’s why the ancient city of Nara is not one to be missed…
Explore historical and once powerful Nara temples and shrine in this travel guide. Enjoy the religious wonders around the city including the oldest wooden structure in the world.
Kasuga Taisha is Nara’s oldest and most famous shrine, don’t miss this historical shrine with stone and bronze laterns and its brilliant vermillion columns surrounded by lush green trees.
The temple is two things: one of the seven great temples of Nara and a UNESCO world heritage site.
Japanese Tourism: Nara is the Cradle of High Culture in the Land of the Rising Sun; Tomoko Hara & Sarah Deschamps; Modern Tokyo Times
Nara is the birthplace where Japanese high culture began to flourish.
Photo Essay: Architecture and Buddhist deities of Kofuku Temple (Includes first-hand account); Igor I Solar; Digital Journal
The Kofuku Temple complex in Nara, Japan, includes several beautiful historic buildings and treasured Buddhist figures representing a fine example of the religious culture and the development of Japanese art and architecture over the past 15 centuries.