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Address: 657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho, Kyoto 605-0941, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-525-0033
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Description: Originally named Rengeoin Temple, this site has taken on the name of the...
Originally named Rengeoin Temple, this site has taken on the name of the great hall within which houses 1001 life-sized, wooden statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy.
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Seeing the statues worth the price

This is a smaller shrine terms of area and unlike many of the shrines, it has an entry fee of 600 yen. The main attraction here is the golden statues. My wife and I thought they... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 30, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

This is a smaller shrine terms of area and unlike many of the shrines, it has an entry fee of 600 yen. The main attraction here is the golden statues. My wife and I thought they were worth the expense to see. The detail on the statues is incredible and the sheer number of kannon statues (1,001) contained in the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I ended up coming here because I had 30 min to spare before leaving Kyoto and I am very happy I did. The experience of going through the hall, watching all the Buddhas and reading a lot of information about the significance of the different statues, but also of what else the hall was used for throughout history was very... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

A must do! See all these statues was an awesome experience even the guardian statues were impressive! The guide tell us to look well to the statues of Kanon (which are all differents) and that one of them would attract our eyes more than others, I find mine will you find yours?

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

One is not allowed to take photographs inside this large temple, but that is a plus, since you can find souvenir photos online pretty easily. As a result, there are no distracting selfies being taken as you absorb the power of 1001 Kannon (goddesses of mercy) and one giant Buddha in the center of 33 bays or sections of this... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

The garden was beautiful. Inside the temple are rows of golden statues but no pictures are allowed. It wasnt very busy when we went

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

In the long main hall there are thousands of buddha sculptures, presenting a divine world like in ancient scripts.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015 NEW

The quiet majesty of the place is amazing. Photos are strictly not allowed inside . One gets an idea of the tremendous Hindu influence. Very well maintained place

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The main hall is truly impressive, with the number of statues and figurines, each with their explanations. The grounds are lovely; the trees and flowers are lush and rich, the pillars are a spectacular orange. It also has the advantage of being decidedly less crowded — and more serene — than Kiyomizudera

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

The statues and huge temple building are very impressive, but the experience wasn't what I expected because the statues were distractingly and terribly dusty. They looked dingy and certainly didn't gleam and shine like they do in the website photos. I can't understand why the effort isn't made to keep these beautiful statues free of dust, especially because the admission... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

This is a place that you HAVE to go to while in Kyoto. On a whim my husband and I went here. Our breathe was taken away by the uniqueness and beauty of this gem.

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Address: 657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho, Kyoto 605-0941, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-525-0033
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm

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