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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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Very unique and lovely to look at

Entrance fee is 600 yen, and the temple complex looks very unique, with a pond in front. Museum fee is also included, which displays the bell and some figures found inside the... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Entrance fee is 600 yen, and the temple complex looks very unique, with a pond in front. Museum fee is also included, which displays the bell and some figures found inside the temple. Didn't enter the Phoenix Hall but I still enjoyed my visit.

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Simi Valley, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

This is a lovely, sprawling temple and grounds, with large Buddha inside shrine. The city of Uji is a lovely half-day trip from Kyoto. Cost to get in seemed high.

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Singapore, null, Singapore
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Temple was only a 5 minute walk from our ryokan aand was the first place we visited after check in from the hotel. The grounds were beautiful and the buildings within the compound were exquisite. There is also a museum within the compound a you wont miss it as it is on the way out . A must visit site... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Very beautiful and spectacular! Worth to visit! Uji is a nice place with a lot of culture and nice matcha experience! The people also very friendly and nice. Love this place very much, and will be back to this place again in the different seasons!

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

That seemed to be the lesson inside, beautifully done. Temple recently restored and repainted. Magnificent trees all around. Huge crowds causing loooong queues even on weekdays. GO EARLY. Ushers are very strict about timing and rules because of the crowd. Tour includes long presentation in Japanese, during which I quietly walked outside to admire the view but was shooed back... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

Uji is a very nice city with a variety of matcha products. There are many historical sites to visit but may not be suitable for visitors looking for excitements.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

If you're looking to explore Kyoto and want to see an incredible gem of a temple, then this is the one to venture too.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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

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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