Along with Shinto shrines, Buddhist temples in Japan are very important religious buildings. The Japanese word for a Buddhist temple is tera (寺), and the same kanji also has the pronunciation ji, so temple names often end with -ji or -dera. There is also another ending, -in (院), which are normally used for minor temples. Famous temples as Enryaku-ji, Kiyomizu-dera, and Kotoku-in illustrate the naming patterns. In Japan, Buddhist temples exist in harmony with Shinto shrines, and both share the basic features of Japanese traditional architecture. For example, the torii gates, which are usually associated only with Shinto, may be found at Buddist temples. See "Buddhist Temples in Japan". Wikipedia. Retrieved 2014-12-14.