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Byodoin Temple

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Address: 116 Ujirenge, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
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Temple near Kyoto; famous statue of seated Buudha by 11th-century sculptor,...

Temple near Kyoto; famous statue of seated Buudha by 11th-century sculptor, Jocho.

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World Heritage site that is worth visiting

There is a museum within the temple and it is worth the visit as you can really learn about the history of the temple and Japan. But th the star of the show is the temple. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

There is a museum within the temple and it is worth the visit as you can really learn about the history of the temple and Japan. But th the star of the show is the temple. The temple is awe-inspiring and beautiful. I didn't regret travelling from Kyoto to Uji just to see the temple. It was worth my time... More 

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Tampere, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2016 via mobile

Uji is a wonderful daytrip destination from Osaka and Kyoto. The temple is beautiful and it is nice to look at it from different angles when you walk around it. Remember to compare it with what is in the 10 yen coin. The museum has fantastic artifacts, don't miss it. The phoenix hall is not worth the wait (90 mins... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2016 via mobile

Uji was not on our radar at all but a recommendation from a Kyoto local had as at hello. Well worth the short 30 train ride from Kyoto station to walk around the Unesco heritage area and temple but the real winner was the hike not far from the temple gates. If you feel like a walk off the beaten... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

Byodoin is probably the most famous landmark in Uji. It's only a 10-15 minute walk from Uji Station on the JR Nara line. Signs point you to where you need to go although it's good to use Google Maps to make sure you're going in the right direction. It's a beautiful temple that would've had better scenery if it didn't... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

We have visited a replica of this temple in Hawaii many times so on a recent trip to Japan I was very keen to come a visit the original Byodoin Temple and I was not disappointed. The Byodoin Temple is situated in a very scenic area of Uji and sits amongst a beautifully landscaped garden and pond. Within the grounds... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Besides being in the city of the green tea this temple is worth the visit. Bring enough time to and make a visit to the museum.

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Eugene, OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016

Not only an ancient, massive, and beautiful temple; it contains a beautiful collection of sculptures--- and all of this in a beautiful setting: a perfectly landscaped garden famous throughout the country. And… a bonus that doubles the fun: a striking, ultra-modernist museum close by on the same site. Akira Kuryu isn't a household name, but it should be for this... More 

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Hong Kong, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016

This world heritage site consists of a Phoenix Hall in the center of a pond, a garden surrounding, and a modern museum housing many ancient artifacts and art pieces. The place feels serene and grand. Well worth the admission fee. A must-see if you visit Uji.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

15 mins walk from JR Uji station, the temple (Phoenix hall) and museum offer insight into Japanese mythology. Definitely worth visiting. Due to too many visitor, Phoenix hall only admits 50 people every 15 minute, you maybe have to wait for an hour or more, if you press for time, better skip it, Phoenix hall is in a pond, a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Beautiful garden, interesting landscape, as well as an exhibition room at the Temple with many artifacts.

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