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Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan

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I am happy to see just how beautiful this temple has been for hundreds of years. Even the original... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
Warner L
Pasadena, California
great museum..

Contains a fasinating recreation of what the byodo-in looked like inside when built.There are also... read more

Reviewed November 11, 2018
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116 Ujirenge, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
Southern Kyoto
+81 774-21-2861
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Reviewed March 4, 2019 via mobile

There’s a small museum located at the rear of the Byodoin temple area. It houses many artifacts ranging from a tower bell mould, God’s carved out of wood, life sized decorated doors, scrolls, beading/jewellery, paintings. It’s not very big so you can see it all...More

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2018

I am happy to see just how beautiful this temple has been for hundreds of years. Even the original phoenix are displayed.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Warner L
Reviewed November 11, 2018

Contains a fasinating recreation of what the byodo-in looked like inside when built.There are also a collection of the smaller statues which were also in the byodo-in-if you are intrested in Japanese scupture they are a must see.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed October 23, 2018

A bit out of the normal tourist route Byodo-in has a delightful garden and museum. The museum is modern and displays the art with excellent lighting,

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank Elizabeth C
Reviewed October 2, 2018

The museum is a very well organized description of life in Japan 1000 years ago. Many (but not all) of the exhibit components have at least some English descriptions if you do not speak Japanese. Great restoration work!

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank GeorgeFMarkhamON
Reviewed March 19, 2018

Stunning display of buddha, bodisatvas, and interior replica of Phoenix Hall - you can actually see what it looked like when first built. One of the best places visited in Kyoto area.

Date of experience: March 2018
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Reviewed February 4, 2018 via mobile

This museum is included in the ticket. Most of the displays have descriptions in English and Chinese. Worth to visit if you’re visiting Byodo-in

Date of experience: January 2018
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Reviewed December 31, 2017

We visited this amazing & facinating place on December 16th along with family which included our three young grandchildren. As both my husband & I are partially Disabled the Staff at the Museum were very Kind & helpful & in a very respectful & gentle...More

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank woodspirit_sprite
Reviewed December 28, 2017 via mobile

My suggestion: Do not miss it ! An unforgettable visit ! Discover by yourselves These gorgeous temple and Museum ! The museum architect Kuriu Akira won a very important prize ! Enjoy!

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank curara
Reviewed December 8, 2017 via mobile

We visited here after looking at the temple. The building is a must see for contemporary concrete building lovers. The displays are very beautiful, consisting of fixtures and carvings from the temple. No photography allowed inside the building.

Date of experience: December 2017
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