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Byodoin Temple

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Temple near Kyoto; famous statue of seated Buudha by 11th-century sculptor, Jocho.
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
116 Uji Renge, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
Southern Kyoto
+81 774-21-2861
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Reviewed 2 days ago

the temple turned on the lights for the fall foliage season. opening at nite, you get in with the same ¥600 day ticket the golden Amitabha statue of Buddha in the Phoenix Hall was glowing serenely, casting a holy feel to the Uji nite expect...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank VacationTiger
Reviewed 6 days ago

Close proximity to Kyoto, a less than 30 minutes train ride will bring you to Byodoin Temple. A very peaceful place with a small museum and a grand temple. Very beautiful during the autumn leaves season but it may be crowded on these days. You...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Meow T
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The temple and grounds are very beautiful and calming. The museum has a wonderful collection and it was also very peaceful to wonder through. If you want something relaxing to do for an hour or two, I'd recommend here.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank mkbardwell
Reviewed 12 November 2018

I am so happy I planned on my trip to Uji for I am so pleased I didn't miss this great temple. It plays heavily in Japanese history and the museum on the grounds is worth visiting to understand much. I even bought a picture...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Warner L
Reviewed 11 November 2018

I was really looking forward to seeing this-in 1046 the author of one of my favorite books, Lady Sarashina who wrote "As I Crossed a bridge of Dreams" visited the imperial villa which was the orginal structure at this location and it is not very...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank nobunaga2017
Reviewed 7 November 2018

An original structure built in 998 was destroyed in 14th century, and the Phoenix Hall (built in 1053, UNESCO site) where Amida statue (National Treasure) is the only original. With few dollars, you can enter Phoenix Hall. Byodoin temple museum, Hosho Kan, has collections of...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Minstrel115
Reviewed 7 November 2018

It is some extraordinary expiriance, to visit this temple. There zou can to feer silence and peace of ancient Japan. This temple is also wery interesant to me because of way of building them.

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank Ružica G
Reviewed 6 November 2018

The walk around the Byodoin Temple and surrounding areas are just so beautiful and peaceful. You see many locals there and the temple on the lakeside is just so beautiful. Unfortunately the queue to get into the temple is just so horrific that we skip...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank LeeNClarke
Reviewed 1 November 2018

The main hall is always crowded as they limit the number of visitors. Be prepared to queue to enter the hall. Surroundings are easy to walk.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Soh S
Reviewed 19 October 2018 via mobile

Good to go to uji and visit this village of green tea... Nice temple. Price is correct for garden and museum.

Date of experience: October 2018
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Southern Kyoto
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi
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attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens,
temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for
strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine
itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the
mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers,
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Tina H
17 July 2017|
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Response from Just-Julie-Cairns | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can not purchase temple tickets in advance, but I suggest that you plan your trips to these places for cherry blossom viewing to be during week days and start early in the morning. The temple grounds here at Byodoin... More
Tina H
17 July 2017|
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Response from pieata | Reviewed this property |
Our driver told us that we pay on entry.,no prepay.