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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!!!
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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.
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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
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 open at 8.30 in the morning with the Treasure House opening at 9.00am. If you are staying in Kyoto you can catch the 7.42 train on the JR Nara line to Uji which will arrive at 8.10am. It is about a 15 minute walk from Uji station to the temple entrance.