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Sanjusangendo Temple

657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho, Kyoto 605-0941, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-525-0033
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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.
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  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho, Kyoto 605-0941, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-525-0033
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is one of the best place in Kyoto and there are approximately 1000 Buddha statues. I lost my words when I visit there first time. It's wery quiet place - no chat & no camera there.

Thank Jenny_Jessie17
Reviewed 6 days ago

very very serious about no camera and you can donate buying japanese joss for praying. it is the chinese version of godness of mercy....

Thank sbs2009
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Very beautiful temple located on the eastern side of Kyoto. Only a few minutes walk from Hyatt or Four seasons hotels. 1000 statues are lined up inside...amazing to see. Each one with a different face. The grounds are beautiful. Hint: Go very early in the...More

Thank dar0898
Reviewed 1 week ago

I visited Kyoto for 2 weeks and this is my all time favorite location. Absolutely breathtaking and moving The history of the temple and seeing with my own eyes the statues was a spiritual experience.

Thank Dawn F
Reviewed 1 week ago

each time i visit this Sangunsangendo makes me happe and eacg time i see ste statues differently. see many young school students to visitt here,so the cal learn some important past of Miyako,

Thank F4023NZalbertos
Reviewed 1 week ago

No nothing wrong with my eyes, I was just looking at 1001 Buddas all being exactly the same. Sorry no photos inside. Years ago they did allow it, I know because I took them, but times have changed. Some places you travel to, you are...More

Thank bobpenzes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is pretty special with its countless wooden statues. There is not much to see besides that, though.

Thank ogj_88
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The scale, quality, quantity, and age of this temple all compete for attention. The 1001 statues are impressive but so are those at the front and the building itself. We also enjoyed walking around the building.

Thank Peter W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This temple was by far the most beautiful on the inside. Each statue of the god inside the temple was intricately made and was just stunning. Its sad that they do not allow photography inside. It is a temple that should not be missed.

Thank jh25
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

An beautiful temple displaying 1001 statues of Kannon. An extraordinary sight seeing the mass of beautiful sculptures, glowing in the half light. Look up Hiroshi Sugimoto's photographs of the interior - he photographed all of the 39 bays. You won't be able to photograph the...More

Thank timdaw
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How do I get to the temple from Kyoto station using public transport/ Will there be cherry blossoms there in early April?
22 March 2017|
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Response from penelopeanfu | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer that, I went in December! Just ask or google from the station you are at, and can find a proper answer Good luck
hi! how do i get there using public transportation from kyoto?
19 January 2016|
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Response from 旅好きじいさん | Reviewed this property |
I recommend to use one day free bus ticket. The ticket price is 500 yen. The ticket takes you almost all place in Kyoto city area.
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