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Byodoin Temple

116 Uji Renge, 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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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116 Uji Renge, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
Southern Kyoto
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+81 774-21-2861
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Byodoin Temple by itself is beautiful no doubt, but perhaps it is not so spectacular enough to differentiate it from other lovely temples in Kyoto. Hence why would one want to visit Byodoin- for me the answer lies in the fact that it is in...More

Thank Triflyer
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Reviewed 3 days ago

This temple is an excellent half day's visit from Kyoto. As it's on the JR Nara line, it can be easily combined with the Fushimi Inari shrine, we stopped there on the way back from Uji and had plenty of time to see both. There...More

Thank Suzanne P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Byodoin is very well kept temple and gardens and is featured on the back of the 10 Yen coin. There was a lot of construction worktaking place around the temple, but that did not detract from the atmosphere on...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful temple with unique architecture/landscaping - the temple appears to float on a pool, providing perfect reflections on a still day. Entrance into the temple’s historic Phoenix Hall requires purchase of a supplemental timed ticket (roughly an additional $3) as well as lining up 10-15...More

Thank Jessica H
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I have been to Japan many times but this place must rank as my personal number one site. Its stunning. 600 ten to enter and that fee includes the excellent museum and the manicured garden surrounding the complex. The temple itself is over 1,000 years...More

1  Thank DAVID V
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Entry was 600 yen, which provided you with access to the garden surrounding the temple as well as the Byodoin Temple Museum. There is free bike parking behind the ticket booth. There was a pond in front of the temple which nicely reflected the temple...More

1  Thank JonHSydney
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a definite must see when in Uji which is under 45 mins from Kyoto Station. From Uji Station, this temple is approx. 10 mins walk away. The garden is nice esp. With the cherry blossoms in bloom. Visitation is approx. 45 mins.

Thank JustLoveToFly
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tourist infrastructure has changed somewhat since I first visited it 30 years ago, and its a lot busier. When I first visited it there was hardly any tourist infrastructure and I was the only one visiting. On this most recent visit there were lots...More

1  Thank brixtontrev
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went here with a Kyoto friend and were blown away by the temple's Phoenix Hall and its setting. The hall -- the only remaining original building from when the temple started operating in 1053 -- has been named a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The...More

Thank Rumples
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I assumed that any place as well kept as Byodin would be beautiful, but the real spectacle is inside of the temple. Going inside for ~15 minutes is a must (and well worth the uncharge). Read up on the place before going - there is...More

Thank Laur12345
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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 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 .
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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.
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