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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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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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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 5 days ago via mobile

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

Thank chakchak
Reviewed 1 week ago

During my trip to Kyoto there were crowds of people at all the hot spots which unfortunately gave it a kind of Disneyland feel. Byodoin was well-visited too when I was there but not nearly as many people compared to the other shrines and temples...More

Thank davegras
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is nice to see the temple across the pond, and it has been recently restored. It is on the 10 yen coin. But it is just another temple to me, and we could not see the inside. Too bad you can't take pictures in...More

Thank SeeTheWorld4Peace
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Byodoin Temple and grounds are a wonderful way to break your tea-tasting day in Uji. Great for picture taking, as well.

Thank GeorgeFMarkhamON
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Temple sits in the middle of a moat and is spectacular from the outside. It contains an old and revered statue of Buddha, unfortunately to get in you have to get a separate entrance ticket with a time and it did not fit our...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Slightly further out of kyoto but it's nice place to visit. The street offer lots of option for matcha lover but need to be care of restaurant closing at 2-3pm. So need to go earlier if you wish to have lunch. Though it's drizzling during...More

Thank StellaTeh
Reviewed 10 September 2018 via mobile

I like this place a lot. It’s so beautiful and have many nice spots for taking photo. There is also a part of museum that we can learn about its history and gain more knowledge about it. Really recommend!!!

Thank Kasemsuk T
Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Beautiful and Incredible Temple. Into the nature park. Show the unique Japanese Culture. Amazing and Peaceful place in the world.

Thank Marie D
Reviewed 24 August 2018 via mobile

We made sure to get there early but still couldn't beat the heat or the crowds. Definitely worth a visit; the temple is majestic and historic but hard to fully enjoy with so many people pressing on every side.

Thank arthurjunior
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Getting there at 8:30 and wait in line for the Hououdou tour ticket is recommended since limited number of people can take the Byodoin tour. People can feel the history and time through walls and pillars with faded beautiful paintings and statues. We saw detailed...More

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Southern Kyoto
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
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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.