#461: Horyu-ji (category: Buddhist temple)
Horyu-ji is one of the most prestigious Buddhist temples in Japan. It is located in Nara, to the south of Kyoto (refer to #035). It is known as the oldest wooden building currently existing in the world.
The temple belongs to "Seven Great Buddhist Temples built by Prince Shotoku" as well as Shitenno-ji (refer to #460). Also, it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with Hokki-ji.
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