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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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A Must Visit! Very Impressive, Unique, and Enchanting!

Byōdō-in (平等院) is a Buddhist temple in the city of Uji in Kyoto. This temple was originally built in 998 in the Heian period as a rural villa of high ranking courtier Minamoto no... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Byōdō-in (平等院) is a Buddhist temple in the city of Uji in Kyoto. This temple was originally built in 998 in the Heian period as a rural villa of high ranking courtier Minamoto no Shigenobu, Minister of the Left. After he died, Fujiwara no Michinaga, one of the most powerful members of the Fujiwara clan bought the property from Minamoto... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We visited Byodoin Temple in the morning and it was raining a bit heavily, but it made it romantic to take a slow walk there. There were a little bit full of people. We walked through the museum and it was kindly to introduce the artifacts in 4 languages: Japanese, English, Korean and Chinese. The route was really well. If... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

This is the temple featured in a 10Yen Coin! The design is very unique: Simple architecture located behind a pond. Beautiful and Tranquility are the words I would describe this temple. There is a small museum behind the temple and the entrance fee included the visit to the museum. There is an addition fee of 300Yen if you want to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Without doubt, my favorite temple in Japan. Every time I've been to Kyoto, I'm sure to stop. It's ethereal and magnificent, yet intimate and graceful. It's off by itself, so you have to make your way there on the train, but it's well worth the trip.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

Uji The temple is about a kilometre from the station. The station is on the Nara line – the same line that Inari Torii gates are on and Nara/Todaiji temple and is accessible with JR pass. It is too much to try all 3 in a day. Uji is a pretty temple over a pond with a big budda inside.... More 

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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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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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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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Address: Address: 116 Ujirenge, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 774-21-2861
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Uji
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Monday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Thursday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Saturday 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

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