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“Impressive Kannon” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Ryozen Kannon

Ryozen Kannon
526-2 Shimokawaracho, Kodaiji, Higahsiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-2205
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Ranked #119 of 403 Attractions in Kyoto
4.0 of 5 stars 30 Reviews
Type: Monuments/ Statues, Parks, Outdoors
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Owner description: This Buddhist monument is a park dedicated to people who died in World War II.
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“Impressive Kannon”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I was not expecting KannonI to be so big! She's huge and you can go inside around the back and see all sorts of smaller Buddhas inside her. She gleams in the sun and is really a kind of amazing sight.
My favorite thing about her was not just her size but the Buddha carved into her forehead as if she's always thinking of him and what he stood for.

Visited October 2012
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Akashi, Japan
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“Worth a Look”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2012 via mobile

This memorial is definitely worth a look. It's massive! There is a cost to get in but there are statues and shrines beyond the one big Buddha. There were monks on the property while I was there and they spoke to us when we encountered them. It was conveniently located several other temples and shopping areas so it was worth dropping in.

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“Giant Buddha, shrine to WWII”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

As we walked from Gion District and Maruyama Park to Kiyomizudera Temple, we came across this Giant Buddha build in 1955 as a shrine to world peace. It was very nice. We enjoyed all of it: the view back to Kyoto, going inside the giant Buddha where there is a nice collection of Buddhas, the giant footprint next to the giant Buddha, the gold wishing ball, the cherry blossoms, and more.

We also really appreciated the building to the right of the statue. It was a little run down, but in it were files of names of all the soldiers who had died in World War II. In front of this building there were red bibbed statues and toys put there by parents for their departed children. At least that's my best guess.

We went south from there to the

Visited March 2012
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