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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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Temple near Kyoto; famous statue of seated Buudha by 11th-century sculptor,...

Temple near Kyoto; famous statue of seated Buudha by 11th-century sculptor, Jocho.

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Beautiful from every angle

This UNESCO world heritage site temple in Uji, a suburb of Kyoto is beautiful and definitely worth seeing. The temple itself is featured on the 10 yen coin so you can just... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
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Manila, Philippines
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170 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This UNESCO world heritage site temple in Uji, a suburb of Kyoto is beautiful and definitely worth seeing. The temple itself is featured on the 10 yen coin so you can just imagine how important it is. Try to come early and catch the visit to the Amida. There is also a modern museum hidden underground that showcases the temple's... More 

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GoldCoast Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I would definitely recommend a visit to this temple to enjoy beautiful architecture, lovely gardens and a lots of history.

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Hong Kong, China
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It's an amazingly beautiful and well-maintained temple. Very pleasant to walk in the garden with freah air. after visiting the temple, we can visit the tea house nearby. Great for spending a relaxing day!

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Thank wynsum
new york city
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Byodoin is a very important cultural heritage spot in Japan, and it IS beautiful, although I confess, it's not my favorite of all places. What is great about it though is that it's in Uji and Uji is wonderful. It's an ancient town with a river and famous tea houses and a street market and beautiful sakura if you go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We came early in the morning when the temple first opened at 10 am. Entrance is 600 yen but entrance to the Phoenix Hall is separate for 300 yen. The Phoenix Hall visit lasts 15 minutes and there is a guide but the explanation is only in Japanese. I was surprised at the amount of people that came to visit... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

it costs quite a bit extra and you have to get a timed ticket to go in. the explanation of the statue inside the hall is in Japanese.

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Thank Benjamin G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Byodo-in is one of Japanese culture world heritage. A long the way to go to Byodoin you can smelling a lot of Japanese Tea, because in Uji,Kyoto is famous for Ocha. I think Uji is small town also it is downtown too. After visiting Byodoin you can walking through the river side and enjoy the air of clear fresh water.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015 via mobile

This is one of the prettiest temples I have seen. It's no less impressive than the famous ones in kyoto, but with far fewer crowds. Although I didn't visit the inside of the phoebe hall, from the display in its museum, it certainly looks splendid. I highly recommend uji.

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Thank Madeleineshi
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Byodoin Temple is also known as the phoenix temple, it is the temple that is engraved on the 10 Yen coin as well. It is not to far from the JR station, about 10-15 walking distance. To get on the grounds of the temple you have to pay a fee of 600 Yen and an additional fee of 300 Yen... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2015

Wonderful temple. Lotsof interesting opportunities for photos. Image is on the 10 yen coin. Good place for fall colors. Museum is very informative. Can go into the temple, but need to get a separate timed ticket. You can leave, visit shops in Uji and come back at your entry time. Tour is in Japanese so it might not be worth... More 

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