Muro-ji temple was founded in the 9th century and was for a long time associated with Nara's Kofuku-ji before becoming a Shingon Temple. It has a number of priceless images from the early Heian period.
Muroji Temple's Miroku Hall houses images of Miroku Bosatsu and Shaka Nyorai.
Five-tier pagoda of Muroji Temple.
Muroji Temple's main hall.
Buddha images in the main hall at Muroji.
Muroji Temple's Niomon.
Pond behind the gate at Muroji Temple.
Steps leading to the main hall at Muroji Temple.
A bridge marks the start of 400 steps leading to Muroji Temple's Okunoin.
Steep steps lead up to Muroji Temple's Okunoin.
Kobo Daishi is enshrined at Muroji Temple's Okunoin (inner sanctuary).