Sanjusangendo is Japan's longest wooden building (nearly 400 feet in length). That it was built in the 13th century is amazing enough but the one thousand, many-armed, 13th century wooden Kannons inside (Goddesses of Mercy), with a larger Kannon at the centre, are simply astounding. The figures stand side by side, several rows deep. Walking past them is a strangely haunting experience; one that is unforgettable. For me, this is one of the top sights in Kyoto.
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