Kōfuku-ji Nanen-dō

Buddhist Temple in Nara

Kōfuku-ji's southern octagonal hall, first built in 813 (and most recently reconstructed in 1789), enshrines an image of the bodhisattva Kannon.

The Kannon statue is part of the 33 Kannon of western Japan pilgrimage route, which is why you'll see a line out the front of visitors waiting to get their pilgrim books stamped.