The head temple of Hossō Sect. As the Tutelary Temple of the Fujiwara family with close relationships with Fujiwarano Kamatari himself and his son Fujiwarano Fuhito, this temple had a great influence in Japanese history.
This temple possesses many extraordinary statues classified as national treasure.
|"Tōkondō", East Main Hall and "Gojyūno-tou", five-storied pagoda|
|North side of the Tōkondō|
|A curtain with motifs of deer|
|"Nan-en-dō", South Octagonal Pavilion,|
where enshrined the seated statue of "Fukūkensaku-kannon" made by Kōkei,
the father of Unkei (one of the most celebrated sculptor in Japan)
|"Sanjyūno-tou", three-storied pagoda|
(the oldest building in this temple)