Theme: Architectures in Connection with World Heritage
Five Storied Pagoda in the Horyuji Temple
Built: 607 A.D.
This temple is the oldest wooden building in existence in the world. This temple typifies Japanese wooden architecture.
Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto
Built: 778 A.D.
This temple was built by Sakanoue no Tamuramaro in Heian period. The great stage in front of the main hall is a character of this temple.
Kinkaku (Golden Pavilion) in Kyoto
Built: 1397 A.D.
This temple was built by Yoshimitsu Ashikaga as a villa of Muromachi Shogunate. This pavilion was covered with gold foil, then as the time passes, they have come off. In 1986, the building was repaired. It cost more than 740 million yen ($5.1 million).
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