Horyu-ji Temple is located in Ikaruga-cho in the northwestern part of Nara Prefecture, and it’s sometime called Ikaruga-dera Temple. The temple’s pagoda is acknowledged the oldest wooden buildings exist on earth. There are many tructures remain from the Asuka era in 7th century.
Five Story Pagoda(Goju-no-to) standing next to the Kondo is the one of the oldest wooden buildings in the world and stands at 122 feet in height.
The Kondo(Main Hall, Golden Hall), located side-by-side to the Pagoda is another one of the oldest wood buildings built around 680.
1-1 Sannai, Hoyu-ji,Ikaruga-cho