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Address: 657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho, Kyoto 605-0941, Kyoto Prefecture
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Originally named Rengeoin Temple, this site has taken on the name of the...

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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Where else would you see 1000 Buddha's.

Well I think you might in Tibet but this is easier to get to and at a lower altitude. It is something very different from the usual Buddhist temple and shouldn't be missed.

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Well I think you might in Tibet but this is easier to get to and at a lower altitude. It is something very different from the usual Buddhist temple and shouldn't be missed.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

This was a highlight of Kyoto. The massive building is impressive and I loved the stairs and descriptive labels inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's amazing to see the 1001 Bhuddas in the temple while trying to spot the minor differences. Statues of the gods/demons are impressive. Explanation signs are in Japanese and English which is great but with the number of people walking through it's sometimes hard to get a chance to read them since they are at hip height.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

I enjoyed this place so much with my friends. Outside is free to take pictures exception of the inside. Still well worth it to see all the deities and get some history in. I love the gift shop! Got some charms, bracelet and postcards to bring home.

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Thank Riri S
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

1,000 standing Buddha's flank a large central Buddha in a very long hall. A line of deities protect the Buddha's which are show the Buddhist link with Hinduism.

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Winnipeg
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is our 3rd time in Japan but our first time here. AMAZING! 1001 statues and well worth the trip

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Lisbon, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is a real interesting temple. Its architecture is inspirational and the impressive 1 000 statues of human size give the monument a mysterious and overwhelming atmosphere.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This temple was magnificent with 1000 bronze Buddhist statues. Unfortunately no photos are allowed. This is the longest wooden structure in the world. We were very fortunate to be there while a service was occurring with monks chanting and incense burning. Quite beautiful

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

A very interesting and impressing site. A huge wooden temple structure with and overwhelming exhibit of approx. 1000 Buddhist statues. An important point to mention: Since anybody visiting Kyoto, will probably visit numerous Shrines and Temples, it is most important to be guided by knowledgeable person that is able and willing to explain and present to specialties of each place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a great experience to see over 1000 statues in this beautiful Buddhist temple. The grounds are well maintained, and the National Kyoto museum is right across the street.

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