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Byodoin Temple

116 Ujirenge, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 774-21-2861
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Temple near Kyoto; famous statue of seated Buudha by 11th-century sculptor, Jocho.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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116 Ujirenge, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
Southern Kyoto
+81 774-21-2861
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This temple appears on the 10 yen coin. It's fabulous to see in real life. The temple was undergoing maintenance so we could not go in. However just to experience the grandeur from outside, including the massive roofline, with its ornate guilded decorations is still...More

Thank Graeme R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Probably not that well known to non Japanese tourists , hence it is relatively free from large crowds . The temples are superb photo spots , definitely comparable with the most famous temples. The little museum there is full of most valuable items dating back...More

Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There are many more interesting temples in Kyoto! This had too many schoolchildren on excursions! But if you do go, do not pay the extra 300 yen to be shepherded into the main temple building. The explanation is solely in Japanese and consists of little...More

Thank Lily W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Temple is a historical place - one millennia in age and very well maintained. The draw is the inner temple with the old buddha statue. The phoenix from the 10k Yen note came from this place too. The place is small and it is worth...More

Thank danielyong
Reviewed 14 June 2017

One of the most beautiful and famous temples in Japan, best known for the temple on the back of a 10 yen coin. You may not be able to go inside the Hoo-do when it is crowded because they only let in 50 people at...More

1  Thank Chia2005
Reviewed 12 June 2017

another lovely temple, but impressive to actually see the temple on the ten yen coin .....a very pleasant walk from train and lovely garden area around .....a must see when there for sure

1  Thank cleo064
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This is truly one of the must see spots in Uji city. I was excited to see the main hall which is on our 10 yen coin! Well sacrificed.

1  Thank 25namasute_
Reviewed 22 May 2017

We must have visited 30 temples during our 3 weeks, but this was our favourite. A short train trip from Kyoto Station, so relatively uncrowded. Stunning gardens during cherry blossom season. One original building over 1000 years old.

1  Thank beachsideguy99
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

We travelled a little outside Kyoto ( by convenient) to see this very impressive temple which also has an excellent modern museum with artifacts relating to the temple. IMO this place outshines some of the more famous temples in Kyoto.

1  Thank dlisbona
Reviewed 18 May 2017

First thing we went to in the morning after checking out of our hostel in Uji (after breakfast) and absolutely love everything in and around it

1  Thank danijoo93
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
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Response from Raymond W | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can . The Japanese ticketing system is very primitive in these temples . The queue should not be too long .
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.