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Muroji temple is in Nara prefecture. It is close to Hase-dera temple. It was legendary said to build in 680 by Enno Gyojya. Scholar said it was made in Nara period (710-784 A.D.).

Muroji’s web site is here (Japanese).

 five-floor-pagoda

Lovely five-floor-pagoda of Muroji temple

Gate of Muroji

gate

Nio Gate of Muroji

Nio Gate

Muroji temple's priest

Muroji temple’s priest

Yoroi-zaka slope

Yoroi-zaka slope. It is very famous slope because many photographers took a picture of this slope.

Kondo

Kondo built in Heian period (about 1000 years ago). There are many statue of Budda or Kannon including 2 national treasure, Sakyamuni and 11-face-Kannon (Goddess of Mercy).

Miroku-do

Miroku-do built in Kamakura period. There is a statue of Sakyamuni (Syaka nyorai) that is well-known that a famous photographer Ken Domon praised “the most handsome Sakyamuni in Japan”.

Kanjyo-do, main hall

Kanjyo-do, Main hall built in 1308.

Muroji, pagoda

Five-floor-pagoda. It is the smallest five-floor-pagoda that stands outside in Japan. National treasure.

Muroji's stairs

Steep up stairs

Okuno-in

Going up the stairs, we can see the Okunoin into the tall trees.

Okuno-in

Okuno-in

Miei-do

Miei-do (Taishi-do) for Kobo Daishi at Okunoin

Enma Daiou

Drawing of the hell. Right side red face is Enma Daiou who is a judge of the afterlife in the hell.

pagoda of Muroji

National treasure

Kurin

Kurin (pagoda finial of 9 rings)

Five-story-pagoda

Five-story-pagoda

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