We visited this site in the morning. It was not very crowded. The sight of all the kannons lined up in rows (1000 of them) was amazing.
About Sanjusangendo Temple
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Must see place with something different . The 1000 statues in the temple is breathtaking. These are kept from olden days and are preserved. Worth the money they charge. One of the best temples in Japan. Only thing i did not like was that no...More
You will need to pay an entrance fee which is cheap. From the outside it is like all other temples but inside you will see many sculptures which will leave you breathless.
Behind the walls and entry gates, the grounds are limited although there is a small garden which had a resident blue heron. The main attraction is the hall of gilded status. Services were occurring when I was there. You can purchase a candle. The main...More
Of the many Temples of Kyoto, the less well known Sanjusangendo Temple was a highlight of mine in my trip to Japan. Popular with the locals & groups of schoolkids out on a day trip, it was nevertheless mezmirising, the sheer number of Buddha's within...More
There's not much to see around the main temple where the statues are hidden away. The number of gold statues inside is quite incredible but no photos allowed which is a shame. I would not say this is a must if you're on a tight...More
The name of the temple means Hall with thirty three spaces between columns, which sure describes the architecture of the long main hall of the temple which was used, after the XVII century, as a hall for contests amongst the best archers in Japan. However...More