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This temple is in the longest wooden structure in Japan and houses 1001 Buddhist statues and is designated as World Heritage site. There is a long platform on one side, under the eves of the room that was used for Archery contests hundreds of years...More
Kyoto has like a ton of amazing things to see and experience, but this temple fellt spiritually like a whole other thing. The 1001 statues, the big Kannon, the setting, the history, everything felt very overwhelming. Although i understand it, its sad that you cant...More
A large wooden building that had over 1000 figures carved in the 12-13 th centuries. Incense was burning throughout the temple with people praying in certain areas. We had to take our shoes off before we went in. No photos are allowed in the temple
I first wandered the grounds, which were pretty but not spectacular. To go in you first take off your shoes. The inside of the main hall is absolutely incredible. There is lots of English signage and there are opportunities to make an offering and pray...More
This is a MUST DO if you visit Kyoto. We had no idea what to expect before we arrived.
1000 Buddhist statues all hand carved for the private use of a shogun 400 years ago. All different. And dotted along the front are larger statues...More
If you don’t go inside the actual temple, there’s pretty much nothing to see outside. You can admire the building itself and there’s an interesting bell on the grounds but that’s it. Personally, I don’t think you’re missing much if you decide to skip the...More
Brought here with Kyotours and guide/operator Terin. WOW. A thousand buddhas standing in a long hall 10 deep. Well taken care of and all with different faces. Middle of the room has a huge Buddha statue. All made of hollowed out wood and in great...More
We stumbled upon this temple by chance, it was mid /late afternoon and although somewhat busy, it wasn’t overcrowded. The temple is huge and everyone inside was respectfully quiet so it never felt busy.