I walked down to Kofukuji today in the evening to catch the huge Pagoda with the moon rising behind it. The five-story structure(Gojunoto) is the second tallest Pagoda in all of Japan. Built in 725 AD by the Empress Komyoh and last rebuilt in 1426, it is also a UNESCO World Heritage listed site.
The walk to Nara walk is generally entertaining.
Kofuku-ji Pagoda from the front
Petting the deer near Kofuku-ji
Deer at Nara Park
Dusk begins to take over Kofuku-ji Pagoda
The kofuku-ji Pagoda in the evening
A close-up shot of Kofuku-ji Pagoda
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Credits: The historical information presented herein is gathered mostly from local guides that were re-inforced via historical writings.