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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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist 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, picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the
mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.
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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
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 open at 8.30 in the morning with the Treasure House opening at 9.00am. If you are staying in Kyoto you can catch the 7.42 train on the JR Nara line to Uji which will arrive at 8.10am. It is about a 15 minute walk from Uji station to the temple entrance.