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Gango-ji Temple, Nara-Shi

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Open Hours: Mo to Su from 09:00 AM to 05:00 PM
Formerly called the Hokoji, it is known as Japan's first Buddhist temple. It was removed to this site from Asuka in 718. One of Nara's seven great temples, Gango-ji was noted for its mandala which Priest Chiko painted, its roof tiles dating back to the Asuka era [645-710], as well as its national treasure, the main hall of the Gokuraku-bo, redone in 1244.