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Ryozen Kannon

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Address: 526-2 Shimokawaracho, Kodaiji, Higahsiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
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This Buddhist monument is a park dedicated to people who died in World War...

This Buddhist monument is a park dedicated to people who died in World War II.

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Nice little surprise

While visiting Kodaiji temple my girlfriend and I could see a giant Buddha statue nearby. We decided to stop by and see it since it was right next too Kodaiji temple. It only cost... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While visiting Kodaiji temple my girlfriend and I could see a giant Buddha statue nearby. We decided to stop by and see it since it was right next too Kodaiji temple. It only cost 300 JPY each. We were given two incense sticks and some informational pamphlets. Even though the surrounding area was crowded the Ryozen Kannon was a calm... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Ok place to visit but a bit tired. Friendly staff and it didn't take long to walk around but with a little effort it could be much cleaner and pleasant.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 December 2016

Came on a Sunday after noon. Not much tourist or crowd. Very quiet place. One can visit the body inner Kannon statue but is pretty dark inside with minimum lightings.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

We have visited this spot late at noon and decided not to enter the site this time. We just took a few photos on this 24M high budda and looked around the temple from the entrance. Really a quiet place without much visitors.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2016

We happened to stumble onto this memorial and due to its size has a definite "wow" factor. It is quite impressive and worth a visit.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

The Ryozen Kannon (or Ryozen Kwan-on) is a war memorial to the Japanese that were killed during World War II. The main part of this very interesting site is the giant 24 meter (or 80 foot) statue of Bodhisattva Avalokitesvara (Kwannon). It is located in Eastern Kyoto next to the Kodai-ji Temple and a short walk from the popular Kiyomizi-dera... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

I was really pleased we came across this temple. The giant Buddha is really impressive and the setting with the pool in front and wooded hills behind is an amazing sight. For the small entrance fee we were given some incense sticks for the commemoration to lost WW2 soldiers. You can go inside the Buddha and see shrines for different... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This statue has some serious wow factor and is set in a beautiful and tranquil location, tucked away from the hustle and bustle just outside. It was well worth the small entry fee to soak up the beauty and peace of this space.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

Found it by coincidence when I saw suddenly a head sticking out the trees. I decided to go closer and paid the entrance. For the entrance you also get an incense stick which you can put. Besides the buddah there are more nice things to see. The temple is beautiful from the inside, and when I was there the monks... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Seeking this temple out for a Buddha photo op was the start to our best day in Kyoto. The war memorial is easily missed up the hill from Gion and next to one end of Sannanzka Ninenzaka area. We entered the shrine for the nominal fee of 300 yen, each given a stick of incense and proceeded to pay our... More 

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