Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area

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UNESCO World Heritage Site
Buddhist Monuments in the Horyu-ji Area
Name as inscribed on the World Heritage List
Location Japan
Type Cultural
Criteria i, ii, iv, vi
Reference 660
UNESCO region Asia-Pacific
Inscription history
Inscription 1993 (17th Session)

The UNESCO World Heritage Site Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area includes a variety of buildings found in Hōryū-ji and Hokki-ji in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture, Japan. They were designated in 1993 along with the surrounding landscape, under several criteria. The structures inscribed are some of the oldest extant wooden buildings in the world, dating from the 7th to 8th centuries. Many of the monuments are also National Treasures of Japan, and reflect an important age of Buddhist influence in Japan. The structures include 21 buildings in the Hōryū-ji East Temple, 9 in the West Temple, 17 monasteries and other buildings, and the pagoda in Hokki-ji.[1]

List of sites[edit]

Name Type Location Picture
Hōryū-ji (法隆寺 Hōryū-ji?) buildings Temple nahaIkaruga-chō, Ikoma-gun, Nara-ken Horyu-ji03s3200.jpg
Hokki-ji (法起寺 Hokki-ji?) pagoda Temple Ikaruga-chō, Ikoma-gun, Nara-ken Hokiji08n4500.jpg

See also[edit]


  1. ^ ICOMOS (1 October 1992). "Advisory Body Evaluation" (PDF). Retrieved 2009-08-03. 

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Coordinates: 34°36′51″N 135°44′03″E / 34.614275°N 135.734236°E / 34.614275; 135.734236