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).
Lovely five-floor-pagoda of Muroji temple
Muroji temple’s priest
Yoroi-zaka slope. It is very famous slope because many photographers took a picture of this slope.
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 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 built in 1308.
Five-floor-pagoda. It is the smallest five-floor-pagoda that stands outside in Japan. National treasure.
Steep up stairs
Going up the stairs, we can see the Okunoin into the tall trees.
Miei-do (Taishi-do) for Kobo Daishi at Okunoin
Drawing of the hell. Right side red face is Enma Daiou who is a judge of the afterlife in the hell.
Kurin (pagoda finial of 9 rings)