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“A Temple with a Difference”
Review of Byodoin Temple

Byodoin Temple
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Uji Walking Tour with Tea Ceremony from Kyoto
Ranked #1 of 91 things to do in Uji
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Temple near Kyoto; famous statue of seated Buudha by 11th-century sculptor, Jocho.
Reviewed July 20, 2011

It is well worth making the effort to stop off in Uji when heading up to Nara. Both places are on the same rail line. Byodoin Temple is a real delight. Lovely gardens and a great museum. The setting is lovely also.

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Reviewed December 14, 2009

I think this temple is a must to tourists to Uji. The Phoenix Hall is very photogenic but when looked closer, it is less significant and impressive architecturally. The traditional teahouse outside the temple is more attractive. One can buy a tea set of 500 yen at the tourist office next to the temple and could enjoy a traditional green tea in an old Japanese tatami house. The temple is also close to Uji river which is lined with beautiful trees and traditional houses. In particular a small restaurant by the river specialising in fish and eel is very nice.

4  Thank Sarah88HongKong
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Reviewed September 27, 2008

This temple looks close on the maps but in reality it is fairly far outside of kyoto. It's south of the city in Uji- and unless you're already in Fushimi Inari shrine, it's not worth it to go all the way there. However, once there, you can take some very lovely photos of the restored traditional buildings. The Phoenix hall is really quite nice, and when the wisteria blooms it smells beautiful too. There is also a small museum with some english plaques. The gift shop is ok. There is nothing else really to see in the surrounding town.

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