Nara City, Nara Prefecture

Evening stroll in Nara, a historical city

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“Autumn night Nara travel” is held on every Friday and Saturday between 29th October and 20th November.
During the event, world heritage temples and shrines will specially open at night.

One of the four programs of the event is debuted this year at Kofukuji Temple.
Fujiwara-no-Fuhito relocated Kofukuji Temple to the present place in 710, the year of the national capital transfer to Heijo-kyo.

The Kofukuji Temple’s Five-storied Pagoda was originally erected in 730. Over the long history, the pagoda was burned down and reconstructed in a total of five times, with the current reconstruction dating to 1426.

Another big repair is coming up in 2022 for the first time after about 120 years. Before the repair starts, the first floor of the pagoda is open during the daytime from 9th October to 23rd November, and extend to special night open during the time of “Autumn night Nara travel”.

Other three programs are also rare opportunities cannot be missed to experience the fantastical exhibitions at autumn nights in Nara, a historical city.
Please check Nara City Tourism Association’s HP for details.

・Kofukuji-temple’s Five-storied Pagoda’s special night open

・Kasugataisha Shrine’s treasure hall’s special night open and Ten-thousand Lantern’s light up

・Gango-ji Temple’s main hall’s special night open and light up event

・Night Viewing Bus bound for Mt. Wakakusa
1st photo: Kofukuji-temple’s Five-storied Pagoda, Kasugataisha Shrine’s Ten-thousand Lantern’s image and Gango-ji Temple’s main hall
2nd and 3rd photo: Night Viewing Bus bound for Mt. Wakakusa

Photos provided by Nara City Tourism Association
Nara City Tourism Association   TEL : 0742-30-0230
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Nara City Tourism Association

* This information is subject to change. We appreciate your understanding.


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