Muroji, in the mountains of eastern Nara Prefecture, is a temple of the Shingon sect of Buddhism built in the 9th century. Unlike others Shingon temples, including the one headquartered at Koyasan, Muroji never excluded female worshippers, thus referred to as "Women's Koyasan". This area was considered a holy place, and when an emperor became ill in the 8th century, priests were sent here to pray for his recovery.
The complex has a number of national treasures and important cultural properties, including the wooden-shingled Kondo Hall that houses numerous wooden Buddhist statues. The 16m-high, five-story pagoda was severely damaged in the typhoon in 1998 but has been restored.
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