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Ryozen Kannon

#139 of 1,109 things to do in Kyoto
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Address: 526-2 Shimokawaracho, Kodaiji, Higahsiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
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This Buddhist monument is a park dedicated to people who died in World War...

This Buddhist monument is a park dedicated to people who died in World War II.

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Quiet Buddha

Went late morning. No one around really a few pictures and nice area to walk around and coffee stop.

Reviewed 24 April 2017
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We accidentally found this place as we walked from Kiyomizu-Dera temple to Maruyama Park. Entrance fee is JPY300. Treat it as a donation to the temple. Nothing much to see other than offer some prayers here.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are there on 18th, you might get lucky to see the Ritual of Yamabushi. See some photos. Otherwise you have tons of other reviews.

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Hong Kong, China
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The 24M high white buddha inside the Temple should be very attractive to visitors while walking along. Admission fee was required for entering to the internal part of the temple but you could then took photos leisurely at your own. The place was quiet and solemn for the memory of those soldiers died in WWII, The open space in front... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Yes, the impressive white Buddha can be seen without paying the small admission fee but we felt it was worth seeing her up close and walk through the gardens. The monument is dedicated to the WWII unknown soldier and to the thousands of foreign soldiers who died in Japan and also to the many Japanese who died during the war.

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Sandhurst, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Went late morning. No one around really a few pictures and nice area to walk around and coffee stop.

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

It's a very new temple and dedicated to fallen Japanese soldiers in WWII. The temple is dominated by a big Buddha, which you can see just as well from outside without paying the entrance fee.

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Reviewed 6 March 2017

While visiting Kodaiji temple my girlfriend and I could see a giant Buddha statue nearby. We decided to stop by and see it since it was right next too Kodaiji temple. It only cost 300 JPY each. We were given two incense sticks and some informational pamphlets. Even though the surrounding area was crowded the Ryozen Kannon was a calm... More 

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Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

Ok place to visit but a bit tired. Friendly staff and it didn't take long to walk around but with a little effort it could be much cleaner and pleasant.

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Reviewed 27 December 2016

Came on a Sunday after noon. Not much tourist or crowd. Very quiet place. One can visit the body inner Kannon statue but is pretty dark inside with minimum lightings.

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Reviewed 10 December 2016

We have visited this spot late at noon and decided not to enter the site this time. We just took a few photos on this 24M high budda and looked around the temple from the entrance. Really a quiet place without much visitors.

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