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Ryozen Kannon

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This Buddhist monument is a park dedicated to people who died in World War II.
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526-2 Shimokawaracho Kodaiji, Higahsiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-2205
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We were starting to get really tired of all the crowds in Kyoto and it was a rainy day when we decided to visit the Kannon statue which we could see from our hotel room. It was a difficult trek up in the rain with...More

Thank alandserey
Reviewed July 13, 2018

In Memoriam of the Worlds unknown soldier , this large and imposing shrine stands out among Kyoto's temple skyline , this very large concrete Buddha was built in commemoration for those Japanese who sacrificed themselves during war ,and to establish a peaceful Japan . Built...More

Thank mickknap
Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

The giant Buddha takes your breath away. I was mesmerized by the Temple. The giant Buddha Feet were also spectacular. You can feel the sacred energy here. Be sure to check the hours, as on my last visit it was closed.

Thank Tiffany G
Reviewed April 8, 2018

Kannon is the Goddess of compassion in Buddhism, and this site is dedicated to the dead of world war two. You can see the large image of Kannon from afar, and as you enter the site, you will see her framed by wooded hills and...More

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed March 22, 2018

We didn't realize that this amazing site was actually dedicated to the lost Allied soldiers who served in WWII. Very interesting shrine and history, with a few small libraries that are work checking out. Very mellow, and touching.

Thank Laur12345
Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

Don’t pay into see this attraction. I’ve see so many ‘Giant Buddha’ on my travels. Yip, it a well carved statue, but you can see it from outside the gates without having to pay a single Yen. I think by the time I got here...More

Thank Lambretta101
Reviewed October 5, 2017

the place is tranquil and peaceful. With the admission ticket, you will be given an incense to give to the goddess of mercy. If you have time, you can go to the hill at the back.

Thank fongleesu
Reviewed September 30, 2017 via mobile

The giant statue of the Bodhisattva can be seen from outside but that is not all it is. Pay the small entrance fee (support the temple!), say a prayer at the base, then walk around back and GO INSIDE the statue. There are 10-12 Buddha...More

1  Thank Melissa R
Reviewed September 27, 2017

You CAN see the giant Kannon from the path and skip paying the admission fee, but this is basically the Japanese version of the American 'tomb of the unknown soldier'. It's respectful to go, and a peaceful place. The Y300 admission fee is low compared...More

1  Thank gcincinnati
Reviewed May 24, 2017

We accidentally found this place as we walked from Kiyomizu-Dera temple to Maruyama Park. Entrance fee is JPY300. Treat it as a donation to the temple. Nothing much to see other than offer some prayers here.

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