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Byodoin Temple

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Temple near Kyoto; famous statue of seated Buudha by 11th-century sculptor, Jocho.
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
116 Uji Renge, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
Southern Kyoto
+81 774-21-2861
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I like this place a lot. It’s so beautiful and have many nice spots for taking photo. There is also a part of museum that we can learn about its history and gain more knowledge about it. Really recommend!!!

Thank Kasemsuk T
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful and Incredible Temple. Into the nature park. Show the unique Japanese Culture. Amazing and Peaceful place in the world.

Thank Marie D
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We made sure to get there early but still couldn't beat the heat or the crowds. Definitely worth a visit; the temple is majestic and historic but hard to fully enjoy with so many people pressing on every side.

Thank arthurjunior
Reviewed 11 August 2018 via mobile

Getting there at 8:30 and wait in line for the Hououdou tour ticket is recommended since limited number of people can take the Byodoin tour. People can feel the history and time through walls and pillars with faded beautiful paintings and statues. We saw detailed...More

Thank RM7601
Reviewed 19 July 2018

It is a UNESCO site and the gardens along with the very historic architecture make for a lovely experience. We also got extra lucky as the wisteria were in bloom along with the cherry trees!

Thank Sus C
Reviewed 9 July 2018

It was a very easy train ride from Kyoto to Uji city and a short walk to Byodoin Temple. Temple is beautiful, different from the other temples we saw at Kyoto. We enjoyed the temple grounds, the museum, and the tea house. However, I am...More

Thank junliang602
Reviewed 3 July 2018

Byodoin Temple is a charming place. Its tranquility adds to the beauty. I felt peace on the grounds of the place. The Phoenix Hall looks like it rises out of the water and is quite a sight to behold. You do need to pay a...More

Thank MWYChan
Reviewed 2 July 2018 via mobile

I saw replica Byodoin temple in Hawaii, that is why visiting real one was one of dream. If you like Japanese traditional architecture, it was best place to see all details. Color also superb! I wonder how ancient people made those things. Wood carving also...More

Thank Ayako I
Reviewed 22 June 2018

Seeing this shrine in person was nothing short of breath-taking. This was our first stop in Uji and from the entrance itself, one cannot help but feel a sense of calm. I highly advise that you take a short visit to the Temple Museum in...More

Thank Anne Margaux A
Reviewed 11 June 2018 via mobile

Byodoin temple was one of the nicest temple visits we did in Japan. Uji itself is a nice city but the just the temple is worth taking the train from Kyoto. The building red and beautiful is gracely placed among the water and the picture...More

Thank Esther G
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Southern Kyoto
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi
Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist
attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens,
temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for
strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine
itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the
mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers,
picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the
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Tina H
17 July 2017|
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Response from Just-Julie-Cairns | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can not purchase temple tickets in advance, but I suggest that you plan your trips to these places for cherry blossom viewing to be during week days and start early in the morning. The temple grounds here at Byodoin... More
Tina H
17 July 2017|
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Response from pieata | Reviewed this property |
Our driver told us that we pay on entry.,no prepay.