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Address: 657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho, Kyoto 605-0941, Kyoto Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 75-525-0033
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Originally named Rengeoin Temple, this site has taken on the name of the...

Originally named Rengeoin Temple, this site has taken on the name of the great hall within which houses 1001 life-sized, wooden statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy.

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Interesting to see all of the statues, but no pictures allowed

It takes your breath away when you first walk in to see all of the statues. The more you walk, to more statues there are. Then it becomes more routine. But the first look is... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Santa Clara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It takes your breath away when you first walk in to see all of the statues. The more you walk, to more statues there are. Then it becomes more routine. But the first look is very impressive. The gardens were not my favorite.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

...make it this one. You can get 'templed out' in Kyoto as there are so many. But this (& fushari inari) are the highlights as they're so different from the rest. Only annoying thing was not being able to take any photos as it's such a magical place and would have liked to have taken some pics.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I wasn't as impressed by this temple as other reviewers were, possibly because I visited on a Sunday afternoon in November when it was quite crowded and thus did not have the peaceful feel that it probably is meant to. Nonetheless, the thousands of golden statutes are quite a sight to behold, so I did find my visit worthwhile -... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was the first place we visited in Kyoto. Inside the statues are very impressive and the grounds are simple but lovely to have a stroll around. Very peaceful and quiet place to be

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Housed in the World's Longest wooden building, built over 800 years ago, stand 500 stunningly carved gold-leafed multi-armed "Kannon" statues on each side of a 10' tall seated Buddha. Our minds understood those words, but upon seeing the devotion and effort...even if your not up on the nuances of Buddhism, it's a (relatively) uncrowded Temple that will delight you, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

kyoto is like ROME. 365 churches too see. and 2000 years of history. to see all need to live one year. kyto too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I can't imagine visiting Kyoto for the first time and not seeing this stunning Buddhist Temple. Inside are 1001 Kannon statues carved of Japanese cypress. No photos are allowed by the public but you can find professional photos online. They do not do the Temple justice. The figures were carved in the 12th and 13th centuries. The statues are impressively... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This large temple houses 1001 statues. They are pretty amazing to see. The Gardens are nice, but not very extensive. This Temple is the largest wooden building in Japan.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The temple is the collection of more than 1000 beautiful statues made from wood and covered in gold paint, make you awed in front of the skill of the long time passed away sculptors. As someone specifically enjoy the classic sculpting art, I had so much joy browsing the statues and look at all the meticulous details, all the small... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Seeing the more than 1,000 statues of the Buddhist god Kanon is breathtaking. The history of the place is very interesting

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