Kichdenji Temple was originally built by Emperor Tenji and was rebuilt by the priest Eshin in 987. Its principal image of worship is Amitaba Buddha seated statue which has one thousand Buddhas on its halo. It is also called Pokkuri-dera temple. “Pokkuri” means “peaceful death” or “easeful death” without a long illness. A beautiful two-story pagoda of a rare type stands on the temple grounds. It is a National Important Cultural Property.