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"Embark on a journey through time at Kofuku-ji Temple, an iconic landmark that has graced Nara's landscape for over 1,300 years. As one of the Seven Great Temples of Nara, Kofuku-ji exudes a spiritual and historical significance that captivates visitors from around the world. The towering five-story pagoda, a symbol of both elegance and resilience, stands as a testament to the temple's enduring legacy. The expansive temple complex, surrounded by serene gardens, houses an array of cultural treasures, including priceless statues and artifacts. As you wander through the hallowed halls and tranquil grounds, the essence of Buddhism and the rich tapestry of Japan's religious history come to life. Kofuku-ji Temple beckons you to explore its sacred precincts, offering a serene retreat and a profound connection to the cultural heart of Nara."
"Performance only held annually in May. ↳ At Kōfuku-ji on the third Friday of May ↳ At Kasuga Taisha on the third Friday and Saturday of May Holds Takigi Noh, a type of stylised dance-drama. The performances bring to life culture and history against a backdrop of flaming bonfires."
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"Kofuku-ji Temple in Nara, Japan is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the city's most beautiful and historic temples"

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