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Byodo-in

116 Uji Renge, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 774-21-2861
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Temple near Kyoto; famous statue of seated Buudha by 11th-century sculptor, Jocho.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good39%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“phoenix hall” (50 reviews)
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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116 Uji Renge, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
Southern Kyoto
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+81 774-21-2861
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1 - 10 of 168 reviews

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

The remains of the temple are in fantastic condition and worth a visit as they are beautiful and set in well-kept grounds. The museum enables visitors to see the exhibits close up and to understand what they have seen and what it all means.

Thank Buckster21
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Uji twice, first time missed Byodoin Temple so have to go there twice just to see Byodoin Temple. it is absolutely amazing and beautiful. It is must see!

1  Thank J G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Temple is a short distance from Uji Station. JR Train. It costs 240 yen one way. The entrance fee is 600 yen per person. This includes walking around the gardens and the Museum. If you wanted to go inside the Temple there is an...More

Thank Jan S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This temple appears on the 10 yen coin. It's fabulous to see in real life. The temple was undergoing maintenance so we could not go in. However just to experience the grandeur from outside, including the massive roofline, with its ornate guilded decorations is still...More

1  Thank Graeme R
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Probably not that well known to non Japanese tourists , hence it is relatively free from large crowds . The temples are superb photo spots , definitely comparable with the most famous temples. The little museum there is full of most valuable items dating back...More

1  Thank Raymond W
Reviewed 29 June 2017

There are many more interesting temples in Kyoto! This had too many schoolchildren on excursions! But if you do go, do not pay the extra 300 yen to be shepherded into the main temple building. The explanation is solely in Japanese and consists of little...More

3  Thank Lily W
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Temple is a historical place - one millennia in age and very well maintained. The draw is the inner temple with the old buddha statue. The phoenix from the 10k Yen note came from this place too. The place is small and it is worth...More

1  Thank danielyong
Reviewed 13 June 2017

One of the most beautiful and famous temples in Japan, best known for the temple on the back of a 10 yen coin. You may not be able to go inside the Hoo-do when it is crowded because they only let in 50 people at...More

3  Thank Chia2005
Reviewed 12 June 2017

another lovely temple, but impressive to actually see the temple on the ten yen coin .....a very pleasant walk from train and lovely garden area around .....a must see when there for sure

2  Thank cleo064
Reviewed 10 June 2017

This is truly one of the must see spots in Uji city. I was excited to see the main hall which is on our 10 yen coin! Well sacrificed.

2  Thank 25namasute_
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Southern Kyoto
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi
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attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens,
temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for
strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine
itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the
mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers,
picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the
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Tina H
16 July 2017|
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Response from Raymond W | Reviewed this property |
I don't think you can . The Japanese ticketing system is very primitive in these temples . The queue should not be too long .
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Tina H
16 July 2017|
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Response from pieata | Reviewed this property |
Our driver told us that we pay on entry.,no prepay.
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