Horyuji (Temple of the Prosperous Law) is a Buddhist temple in Ikaruga, Nara Prefecture, Japan that belonged to the mighty Seven Great Temples. The complex of 48 buildings is a seminary and a monastery. Horudžis was built in 607 AD.
The temple pagoda is considered to be the oldest wooden building in the world and one of the most important temples in Japan. in 1993 Horyuji and Hokidži were included in the UNESCO World Heritage List as Buddhist monuments in the Horiūdži area.
The Japanese government has designated several buildings, sculptures, and artifacts in Horyuji as national treasures. Research of Shinbashira, the central pillar of the pagoda in 2001. suggests that the temple is a century older than previously thought.