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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
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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.