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Ryozen Kannon

#146 of 1,393 things to do in Kyoto
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This Buddhist monument is a park dedicated to people who died in World War II.
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526-2 Shimokawaracho Kodaiji, Higahsiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-2205
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Reviewed 20 October 2018

We were starting to get really tired of all the crowds in Kyoto and it was a rainy day when we decided to visit the Kannon statue which we could see from our hotel room. It was a difficult trek up in the rain with...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank alandserey
Reviewed 13 July 2018

In Memoriam of the Worlds unknown soldier , this large and imposing shrine stands out among Kyoto's temple skyline , this very large concrete Buddha was built in commemoration for those Japanese who sacrificed themselves during war ,and to establish a peaceful Japan . Built...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank mickknap
Reviewed 25 April 2018 via mobile

The giant Buddha takes your breath away. I was mesmerized by the Temple. The giant Buddha Feet were also spectacular. You can feel the sacred energy here. Be sure to check the hours, as on my last visit it was closed.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank tiffany80401
Reviewed 8 April 2018

Kannon is the Goddess of compassion in Buddhism, and this site is dedicated to the dead of world war two. You can see the large image of Kannon from afar, and as you enter the site, you will see her framed by wooded hills and...More

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
Reviewed 23 March 2018

We didn't realize that this amazing site was actually dedicated to the lost Allied soldiers who served in WWII. Very interesting shrine and history, with a few small libraries that are work checking out. Very mellow, and touching.

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank Laur12345
Reviewed 15 February 2018 via mobile

Don’t pay into see this attraction. I’ve see so many ‘Giant Buddha’ on my travels. Yip, it a well carved statue, but you can see it from outside the gates without having to pay a single Yen. I think by the time I got here...More

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank Lambretta101
Reviewed 6 October 2017

the place is tranquil and peaceful. With the admission ticket, you will be given an incense to give to the goddess of mercy. If you have time, you can go to the hill at the back.

Date of experience: August 2017
Thank fongleesu
Reviewed 1 October 2017 via mobile

The giant statue of the Bodhisattva can be seen from outside but that is not all it is. Pay the small entrance fee (support the temple!), say a prayer at the base, then walk around back and GO INSIDE the statue. There are 10-12 Buddha...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank melissarane
Reviewed 28 September 2017

You CAN see the giant Kannon from the path and skip paying the admission fee, but this is basically the Japanese version of the American 'tomb of the unknown soldier'. It's respectful to go, and a peaceful place. The Y300 admission fee is low compared...More

Date of experience: September 2017
1  Thank gcincinnati
Reviewed 25 May 2017

We accidentally found this place as we walked from Kiyomizu-Dera temple to Maruyama Park. Entrance fee is JPY300. Treat it as a donation to the temple. Nothing much to see other than offer some prayers here.

Date of experience: May 2017
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