- Address: 78 Muroo, Uda-shi, Nara Prefecture
( rough location)
- Founder: Kenkei
- Founded: 770 - 781
The head temple of Shingon Sect, Murooji School with its buildings laid on the mountainside of Mount Muroo. Unlike many temples of the time, Muroo-ji was opened to females and for that reason the temple is also called Mount Kōya for women (Nyonin Kōya). Among the buildings that remain from the ninth century is the five-storied pagoda, which is the smallest of the kind standing in the open air. We can see wonderful statues in Kondō and Mirokudō.