Kōfuku-ji Hokuen-dō Hall
Octagonal hall at the north side of Kōfuku-ji, first built in 721AD. The current reconstruction is circa AD 1210.
Kōfuku-ji Five-Storey Pagoda
Japan's second-tallest pagoda, from 1426.
Kōfuku-ji Nanen-dō Hall
Octagonal hall at the south side of Kōfuku-ji, first built in AD 813. The current reconstruction is circa 1789.
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This temple was transferred here from Kyoto in 710. Although the original temple complex had 175 buildings, fires and destruction as a result of power struggles have left only a dozen standing. There are two pagodas – three storeys and five storeys – dating from 1143 and 1426, respectively. The taller of the two is the second-tallest in Japan, outclassed by the one at Kyoto's Tō-ji by a few centimetres.
The Kōfuku-ji National Treasure Hall, in the temple grounds, contains a variety of statues and art objects salvaged from previous structures. A new hall is being built in the centre of the temple grounds, scheduled for completion in 2018.