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Sanjusangendo Temple

657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho, Kyoto 605-0941, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-0467
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Originally named Rengeoin Temple, this site has taken on the name of the great hall within which houses 1001 life-sized, wooden statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy.
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657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho, Kyoto 605-0941, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-0467
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

As impressive inside as it is unimpressive on the outside. Outside is a very long rectangular wooden building that I believe is over 700 years old. Inside there are 1001 Buddhist Kannon carved from cypress and coated in gold leaf that were created 700+ years...More

Thank ohgeorge
Reviewed 2 days ago

This temple is beyond breathtaking and is a must see for anyone visiting Japan. It is unlike any other temple that we visited and I will definitely visit this place every time I visit Japan.

Thank Agam S
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Very interesting temple. No photos allowed inside. Thank goodness we had a driver and guide who gave us a ton of detail that we would have missed had we been on our own. This temple is actually over 700 years old.

Thank Robert G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Joined my husband on a business trip to Tokyo & arranged a day trip to Kyoto to visit 3 shines/temples. I was traveling solo, so I booked a group tour. It was great. We visited this historic temple & it was very impressive! All these...More

Thank Dreijunge
Reviewed 5 days ago

This is a relatively small temple which has nothing much in the exterior. The wow factor is inside which includes a national treasure and also the 1001 Guanyin carved statues.

Thank redwineMalaysia
Reviewed 5 days ago

This was like walking through a life size Japanese garden - but with more temples and Buddha's thrown in for good measure. The beauty here is beyond- it is so quiet and peaceful it is no wonder ZEN is a Japanese based philosophy.

Thank venusbirth
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

It is not only a temple! As is not possible to take photos inside, the beauty of this place can not be anticipated. Inside there is a big Budha sitted on a lotus flower and at each side there are 500 very beautiful statues! must...More

Thank 663Roberta
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I think that the 30 min that we spemd there by tour was outstanding. The statues of kanon and the way they preserve them is incredible You hav to to there, and soend 45 min minimum twking a look at one of a kind of...More

Thank Miquel R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This might not be different. Having said that has the largest amount of statues inside than any other (note than I am including in my comparison outside Japan but excluding India-which I haven't visited). Arguably is not a temple but a display of images, hence...More

Thank RoxLima
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once you enter into this Sanjusangendo Hall, you will be awed by the lines of 1,001 statutes of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. The entire hall has an air of dignity and holiness. Serene and tranquil. In the center of the hall, a wooden statute...More

Thank Groovy-Zen66
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Chong K
22 March 2017|
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Response from penelopeanfu | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer that, I went in December! Just ask or google from the station you are at, and can find a proper answer Good luck
19 January 2016|
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Response from 旅好きじいさん | Reviewed this property |
I recommend to use one day free bus ticket. The ticket price is 500 yen. The ticket takes you almost all place in Kyoto city area.
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