NINNAJI - JAPAN
Ninnaji was founded on the orders of Emperor Koko and completed in 888. Emperor Uda became the first abbot of the temple when he retired. Many of the buildings and subordinate temples were lost during the Onin War (1467-1477) and the oldest buildings standing today date from the early 17th century. Ninnaji has many National Treasures and priceless cultural artifacts in its treasure house. In December 1994 the temple was registered as part of the World Cultural Heritage.