The Kofukuji temple had been big
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The tourist spots that I will introduce today are Kofuku-ji temple and Nara City Historical Materials Preservation House.

Nara City Historical Materials Preservation House

This is a guide map of Kofukuji temple guide board on the street going to the Hokuendo from the middle of the Higashimuki Shopping Mall.
There are some halls and pagodas on the precincts of the temple.
Kofukuji is not narrow, but it is not wide.
Has the temple been this size for a long time?
I decided to investigate a little.
There is Nara City Historical Materials Preservation House in Nara-machi.

A picture of Kofuku-ji temple about 200 years ago

A picture of Kofuku-ji temple about 200 years ago

This is a picture of Kofuku-ji temple about 200 years ago there.
If you compare it with the previous guide map, maybe you think Kofukuji was large.
And Kofukuji was much bigger in the old days.
It is said that there were more than 100 buildings 1000 years ago.
The Kofukuji had been the big temple for years.
The temple lost to the regime of the samurai about 400 years ago and it got smaller.
In adtion there was a movement to abolish Buddhism about 150 years ago.
This is called "Haibutsu Kishaku."
By this, there were many lost temples.
Also at Kofukuji temple, the Five-Storied Pagoda etc were put on sale for a while and it seemed to be almost annihilated.
However, it was escaped from being barely annihilated.
As a result, it is now the size.

[ Opening times and location of Nara City Historical Materials Preservation House ]
Admission fee: Free of charge
Closed: Monday (next day in the case of holiday), next day of the holiday (except Saturday and Sunday)
Opening hours: 9:30-17:00
location: 1-1 Wakidocho, Nara city

[Approximate Latitude / Longitude]
On Google Maps, you can examine the location by latitude and longitude.
The following latitudes and longitudes are not officially announced, they are what I examined.
So they may be wrong.
(1)Nara City Historical Materials Preservation House: N34.67688 E135.82995


(December 21, 2017)

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