#471: Gango-ji (Semiweekly-pedia of Japan)

  

#471: Gango-ji (category: Buddhist temple)

Gango-ji

Gango-ji, the oldest Buddhist temple in Japan, was originally called Hoko-ji or Asuka-dera. It was moved to the current place in 718, eight years after Heijo-kyo was chosen as the new capital of Japan in Nara.

Also, it belongs to Seven Great Temples of Nanto as well as Horyu-ji (refer to #461), Todai-ji (refer to#468), Kofuku-ji (refer to #469), and Yakushi-ji (refer to #470).

Gango-ji Japan

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