#477: Toshodai-ji (category: Buddhist temple)
Toshodai-ji is a Buddhist temple in Nara Prefecture. It was built in the 8th century by a Chinese monk named Jianzhen (or Ganjin). The name "Toshodai" indicates "a temple made by a monk from the Tang dynasty".
Also, it was listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998, along with Todai-ji (refer to #468), Kofuku-ji (refer to #469), Yakushi-ji (refer to #470), Gango-ji (refer to #471), Heijo Palace (refer to #474), Kasuga Grand Shrine (refer to #475), Primeval Forest in Mount Kasuga (refer to #476), etc.
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