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A hidden gem that is not so well known, but totally different from all the other temples in Kyoto. You really can’t tell from the outside, but the inside is just amazing with 33 bays (hence the name) of golden statues. Also look for remnants...More
We read on websites and on guidebooks that this temple contained 1000 statues of the thousand-armed goddess of mercy, Kannon. Strangely, we never saw any pictures. Now we know why.
You enter this temple and in a long hall, there are just rows upon rows...More
Largest wooden building in Japan. What an amazing presentation of an important piece of history, even down to the nightingale corridors (no spoiler!). Awesome that the great art is being preserved. No inside photos but do go - it’s a real experience. Take the time...More
We stumbled upon this temple by chance, it was mid /late afternoon and although somewhat busy, it wasn’t overcrowded. The temple is huge and everyone inside was respectfully quiet so it never felt busy.