This list is of Japanese structures dating from the Heian period (794–1185) that have been designated Important Cultural Properties (including *National Treasures).
Seven surviving sites with the same number of component structures have been designated, including four National Treasures. Despite the transfer of the capital to Heian-kyō, due to losses in fires and wars, all are in Nara Prefecture, other than for a stone tō in Gunma Prefecture. Those at Tōdai-ji form part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara;that at Hōryū-ji is part of the World Heritage Site Buddhist Monuments in the Hōryū-ji Area.
|*Murō-ji Five-Storey Pagoda|
| Tōdai-ji Kanjinsho Repository|
Tōdaiji kanjinsho kyōko
| Tōdai-ji Hokkedō Repository|
Tōdaiji Hokkedō kyōko
|*Taima-dera West Pagoda|
Five surviving sites with eight component structures have been designated, all but one of them National Treasures. The Phoenix Hall at Byōdō-in is designated as a single site with four component structures. The five-storey pagoda at Daigo-ji is the earliest structure within the current borders of the city of Kyoto. Both form part of the World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities).
|*Daigo-ji Five-Storey Pagoda|
|*Byōdō-in Phoenix Hall (central hall)|
Byōdōin hōōdō (chūdō)
|*Byōdō-in Phoenix Hall (south wing corridor)|
平等院鳳凰堂 (両翼廊 (南))
Byōdōin hōōdō (ryōyokurō (minami))
|*Byōdō-in Phoenix Hall (north wing corridor)|
平等院鳳凰堂 (両翼廊 (北))
Byōdōin hōōdō (ryōyokurō (kita))
|*Byōdō-in Phoenix Hall (tail corridor)|
Byōdōin hōōdō (birō)
|*Hōryū-ji Large Lecture Hall|
|Thousand Buddha Treasure Tower|
tahō senbutsu sekitō
|1084||Dazaifu||Fukuoka||at the Kyushu National Museum|
Thirty-five surviving sites with thirty-six component structures have been designated, including fourteen National Treasures. The earliest structures, other than four stone tō, outside Nara and Kyoto Prefectures date from the second half of the eleventh century or early twelfth century. Those at Chūson-ji form part of the World Heritage Site Hiraizumi – Temples, Gardens and Archaeological Sites Representing the Buddhist Pure Land.Buraku-ji in Kōchi Prefecture, Shikoku, and Fuki-ji in Ōita Prefecture, Kyushu, contain the earliest wooden structures outside Honshu. The honden of Ujigami Jinja is the earliest wooden Shinto shrine building, while two stone examples from the city of Yamagata are the earliest torii.
| Ganjōju-in Hōtō|
| Shaku-in Gorintō|
| Chūson-ji Sutra Repository|
| Kōzō-ji Amidadō|
| Hachiman Jinja Torii|
Hachiman Jinja torii
|*Shiramizu Amidadō |
|*Ujigami Jinja Honden|
Ujigami Jinja honden
| Ōjõ Gokurakuin Amidadõ|
Ōjō Gokurakuin Amidadõ
| Tō-ji Treasure House|
| Kōryū-ji Lecture Hall|
|*Jōruri-ji Three-Storey Pagoda|
| Kongō-ji Tahōtō|
|*Ichijō-ji Three-Storey Pagoda|
| Kakurin-ji Jōgyōdō|
| Omiashi Jinja Stone Tōba|
Omiashi Jinja ishi tōba
|Former Fuki-ji Rakandō|
|1086-1184||Ikaruga||Nara||dismantled, consolidated by the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo, and re-erected in the precincts of Hōryū-ji|
| Murō-ji Nōkyōtō|
| Hōryū-ji Tsumamuro|
| Butsuryū-ji Stone Chamber|
| Eizan-ji Seven-Storey Pagoda|
|*Taima-dera Hondō (Mandala-dō)|
Taimadera hondō (mandala-dō)
|*Sanbutsu-ji Oku-no-in (Nageire-dō)|
Sanbutsuji oku-no-in (nageire-dō)
| Getsurin-ji Yakushidō|
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