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To-ji Temple is remains in the Heian castle town the approximately 1200 years before left only. It was registered as the world's cultural and natural heritage in 1994. To-ji Temple is the national temple built with capital relocation to Heian. The Emperor Saga entrusted this temple to Kobodaishi Kukai who learned new Buddhism and esoteric Buddhism by the Tang and returned home. A first esoteric Buddhism temple is established in Japan here. The "five-storied pagoda" Tokugawa Iemitsu reconstructed is national treasure, and the height of the best of Japan 54.8m is here as wooden pagoda.

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