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Sanjusangendo Hall

657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0941, Japan
+81 75-525-0033
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Ranked #3 of 340 attractions in Kyoto
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Type: Historic Sites, Religious Sites
Traveler Description: Sanjusangendo con... one of the greatest examples of religious art in the world.  It was once part of a large Buddhist complex known as the Rengeoin... more »
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Kyoto, Japan
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

The statues are impressive; there's not much else to see here. We stopped by on the way to Fushimi Inari which worked out well, but I don't know if I'd make an afternoon of this temple. Worth a look if you're in the area.

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Daegu, South Korea
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

The Buddha statues really are an impressive sight but I was let down by two things, the first was that we aren't actually allowed to take any photos of the Buddah's. While I understand this as the site is a very sacred religious and traditional site, I question why then there is a fee to enter the Hall?.The second let... More

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Wishaw, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2014 NEW

Really enjoyed this visit. Had read that it was a long hall with 1001 statues but didn't prepare me for the sight. Breathtaking. Plenty explanations in English of the statues along the front. Beautiful large Buddha in centre and those 1001? Go see them. Lovely garden and more to learn too.

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Prague, Hlavni Mesto Praha, Czech Republic
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33 reviews 33 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This temple was recommended to us at the hotel and it really is worth visiting. It is a long, long wooden structure that houses one thousand buddha statues - the walk around those is almost breathtaking. There is a really nice garden around the temple and we were lucky enough to be there when the sakura trees blossomed.

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New York City, New York
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102 reviews 102 reviews
15 attraction reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Long (120m) wooden hall with 1001 buddha statues. Next door to the Hyatt, so was hard to miss on our way back to hotel.

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Castle Rock, Colorado
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147 reviews 147 reviews
63 attraction reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

If you are in the area, stop by here. It is within easy walking distance to Kyomizodera temple. There were fewer visitors (still busy) so it was much easier to walk around. There are 1001 large statues inside the building. Pretty garden surrounding the buildings. Not a must see place but I would recommend to see if you have time.... More

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Bayville, New Jersey
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

Our tour guide took us here right before bringing us back to our hotel to end the day. It was worth stopping at. I didn't love it as much as most of the reviewers here seem to, but I still think it's worth seeing if you have time. Its interesting, but it certainly wasn't my favorite place in Kyoto.

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
6 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2014

I think these 1001 deities are the patrons of working women! Each one has many arms each for a different task. I was fascinated by the connection with Indian deities and it helped to have a guide with us to explain it all. Pretty gardens and interesting to hear about the archery contests.

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New York
15 reviews 15 reviews
8 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

It was interesting, but not quite as interesting as some other temples. The 1000 statues were interesting, and the various deities were exquisite, but overall it wasn't quite as notable as some other places we went.

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Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

this was amazing. the longest wooden structure filled with 1001 carved statues of Buddha. fabulous. We came on a tour and could have spent more time here. It was very informative.

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