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Sanjusangendo is the longest wooden architectural structure in the world. It has around 1000 statues of the goddess. I noted that a statue has 42 arms (20-20 in each side) further it is said that there are 25 salvation works in each hand. Subtract the...More
This is a beautiful Buddhist temple in Higashiyama District of Kyoto. Officially known as "Rengeō-in", or Hall of the Lotus King. The main deity of the temple is Sahasrabhuja-arya-avalokiteśvara or the Thousand Armed Kannon.
The statue of the main deity was created by the Kamakura...More
The Sanjusangendo Temple is the one I will remember for a long time.
Beautiful gardens and surroundings are quite typical for any temple (large or small) in Japan.
What struck me is the exhibition inside the Temple. Wooden statue of Kannon, the goddess of mercy...More
This temple houses 1001 wooden statues of Kannon. All of their faces are different and my Japanese friends says that there is at least one with similar features to yours. It is very serene and has sort of an eerie vibe to it. Doesn't take...More
We were prepared in advance for what we should expect in the temple, but the sight cannot be described in words. The scent of the incense, the chant of the monks and the sight of the thousands Buddhas is simply overwhelming. Take your time and...More
There were a thousand statues in the temple and they all looked the same. The size of the temple was impressive. The number of statues in the temple, not the size of each statue, made it different from other temples.
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.
Hi This will be my first trip Japan, would appreciate if someone could kindly advise if the below itinerary is feasible or perhaps any suggestions if there are better ways to go about it. I will be in Kyoto for 2 and a half days before hearing to Tokyo. I will be staying near Aeon Mall. Day 1 (will arrive in Kyoto at about 3pm) Tenryu-ji Temple and the adjoining Arashiyama Bamboo Grove Day 2 Kyoto Imperial Palace Philosopher's Path Explore Gion area Kiyomizu-derra ...More
November 04, 2016|
Day 2 - I would leave out the Kyoto Imperial Palace which is not such an interesting place and instead go to somewhere near the philosopher's path and Gion. Possible options include Heian Shrine which has a beautiful garden, Nanzenji, Ginkakuji, or one of the other temples in that area. Day 3 - Toji and Kinkakuji are in completely different areas of Kyoto, so your hostel can't be close to both of them. You could probably start the day by going to Kinkakuji (take subway from Kyoto station...More
Walking tour itinerary in Higashiyama area (8 Replies)
Hi, We like to start our walking tour in Higashiyama area around noon, just like some advice whether the following locations can be covered on foot (in order)? Sanjusangendo Temple --> Kiyomuzu Temple --> Nanzenji --> Zenrinji --> Philosopher's Walk --> Ginkakuji ---> bus # 100 to Gion in the evening 1) Does the above sequence make sense? 2) Is it too much to cover in a day, on foot? Actually it's not a full day, since we only arrive back in Kyoto late morning. 3)...More
October 15, 2014|
Yes, the sequence is right but it's going to be a super long walk-- my feet ache just looking at your itinerary :) Kyoto will be mobbed on a Sunday during autumn season.
Itineraries Help (0 Replies)
Hi So next week me and the wife are traveling to Japan. And i am trying to finish the planning for the Kyoto part of ther trip. How do this itinerary look? Any feedback on stuff on mistakes of stuff i missed would be appreciated :) Day 1: Kyoto Tower Kyoto Imperial Palace Nijo Castle Sanjusangendo Temple Day 2: Kinkakuji Temple Fushimi Inari Daigoj Temple Nishiki marked Geisha district / Gion Potocho Day 3: Full day i Nara Day 4: Arashiama Togetsukyo bridge ...More