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Byodoin Temple

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Address: 116 Ujirenge, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 774-21-2861
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Description: Temple near Kyoto; famous statue of seated Buudha by 11th-century...
Temple near Kyoto; famous statue of seated Buudha by 11th-century sculptor, Jocho.
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I believe this temple is the most beautiful temple I Japan. As well as seeing the main building, I was interested in seeing museum in the same premises. I wanted to see Amida... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

I believe this temple is the most beautiful temple I Japan. As well as seeing the main building, I was interested in seeing museum in the same premises. I wanted to see Amida statue inside the main building but the staff told that I had to wait for two hours. I should have come earlier.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

It's the building appeared on Japanese 10Yen coin and the Phoenix at its rooftop appeared on 10,000Yen notes. You'd imagine how important this building is. It showed us Japanese traditional architecture in this building which was built over 1,000 years ago. If you like history and heritage premises its a place you cannot miss. It's not just the architecture itself... More 

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Perth
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

It is a world heritage site, and it is easy to see why. Built in 1203, it is an example of why there are really no cliche Japanese Temples, there are just the real thing. You will be discovering small treasures after each step

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015

This building is carved in a Japanese 10 yen coin. A very quiet place. At an edge in a pond, that you're free, it's possible to have time. It's also possible to see a Japanese old Buddhist image.

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Macau, China
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55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

A friend recommended us to visit this temple in Uji and it is arguably one of the prettiest temples I have seen anywhere. The grounds are nice and even though there was still a little renovation going on, it still felt like we were inside a post-card. The place is serene and very spiritual. There are Koi fish in the... More 

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Granite Bay, CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

There is one fee to get into the grounds (and see the outside of the temple) and an added fee to go inside the temple. Unfortunately, there was a two-hour wait to go inside the temple (timed tickets), so we had to pass. The museum on the property is interesting - be sure to go. If you want to go... More 

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San Mateo, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I have visited Byodoin before the renovation several years ago. A picture of this unesco site can be found on the back of a 10 yen coin. I had gone to the museum before. This time I went with a group of friends and then walked to the Uji river area to public. Personally speaking I like the before-renovation version.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

This temple itself is lovely to visit. Its museum is excellent, with good signage in English. Beautiful grounds and smaller shrines surround it.

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Miami, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

Lovely grounds to wander before entering the temple. Absolutely gorgeous Buddha with intricate carvings and somewhat preserved art. The temple tour is in Japanese only, so make sure you get the explanation sheet when purchasing the temple entry ticket, which is a separate charge from the entrance fee.

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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015 via mobile

Go early please(in the morning ), why.? 1. Avoid the crowds 2. See the temple with sunlight straight on its facade. You dont want a picture with ur pretty face and the templr against the light. 3. Usually the tour takes 1 hour to complete, can visit the temple and its museum while queueing for nakamura tokichi matcha desserts haha... More 

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