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Kofukuji is a Hosso Buddhist temple in Nara. One of the great temples of the Nara period (710-794), it features a tall five-story pagoda and many Buddhist art treasures. Today only a handful of the temple's 175 buildings remain standing, most of which date from the 15th century. Kofukuji was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998 along with other historic sites in Nara.
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Kofukuji is a Hosso Buddhist temple in Nara.  One of the great temples of the Nara period (710-794), it features a tall five-story pagoda and many Buddhist art treasures.  Today only a handful of the temple's 175 buildings remain standing, most of which date from the 15th century.  Kofukuji was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1998 along with other historic sites in Nara.