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Sanjusangendo Temple
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Owner description: 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.
Reviewed April 16, 2014

The statues are impressive; there's not much else to see here. We stopped by on the way to Fushimi Inari which worked out well, but I don't know if I'd make an afternoon of this temple. Worth a look if you're in the area.

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Reviewed April 14, 2014

The Buddha statues really are an impressive sight but I was let down by two things, the first was that we aren't actually allowed to take any photos of the Buddah's. While I understand this as the site is a very sacred religious and traditional site, I question why then there is a fee to enter the Hall?.The second let down was that there isn't much in the vicinity of the area - with other sites there are always food vendors, souvenirs, trinkets etc on offer which give it a lively and cheerful atmosphere, this seemed a little out of the way and didn't have any of the above. However, it was only a 20 minute walk from Kyoto Station and back into the hustle and bustle of Kyoto life!

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Reviewed April 14, 2014 via mobile

Really enjoyed this visit. Had read that it was a long hall with 1001 statues but didn't prepare me for the sight. Breathtaking. Plenty explanations in English of the statues along the front. Beautiful large Buddha in centre and those 1001? Go see them. Lovely garden and more to learn too.

Thank alibroon
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Reviewed April 13, 2014

This temple was recommended to us at the hotel and it really is worth visiting. It is a long, long wooden structure that houses one thousand buddha statues - the walk around those is almost breathtaking. There is a really nice garden around the temple and we were lucky enough to be there when the sakura trees blossomed.

Thank Marek B
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Reviewed April 12, 2014

Long (120m) wooden hall with 1001 buddha statues. Next door to the Hyatt, so was hard to miss on our way back to hotel.

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