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Sanjusangendo Temple

657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho, Kyoto 605-0941, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-525-0033
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Originally named Rengeoin Temple, this site has taken on the name of the great hall within which houses 1001 life-sized, wooden statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy.
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  • Poor1%
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657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho, Kyoto 605-0941, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-525-0033
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Whenever I visit Kyoto, I make sure I have time to stop by Sanjusangendo. I have been countless times now! And every time I go, I am amazed by the beauty of the place. The 1001 Buddha's are a sight, but there's a spiritual feel...More

Thank Maya S
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

....before a million tourists spoil the ambience of this place. Best to avoid these must see temples!

Thank Erik K
Reviewed 4 days ago

This temple has a fee to enter but it is well worth the price. The main temple has over 1000 statues and 28 statues of guardian deities. Truly a peaceful and balancing site. There are English translations throughout the temple. There are also amazing grounds...More

Thank Mahalo123
Reviewed 6 days ago

Puzzling, unearthly and in some sort of way eerie… A hall lined up with one thousand cannon life size sculptures, some from the 12th century, and protected by 28 guardians deities forming an unworldly army.

Thank Luisa C
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Truly wonderful experience. A fascinating display of 1001 Buddha's making it unique among the many temples we saw in Japan. Also, located down the street from the Kyoto National Museum making it easy to do both activities. This is a must see.

Thank Lisa W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

WOW.... it is just immense. Gardens beautiful but the treasure inside is awe-inspiring. Like many of the temples through out Kyoto. You can't take photo's inside the temple but for a few extra dollars, you can purchase a wonderful book with all the statues mentioned...More

Thank Vivien2223
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting visit. Calm and peaceful place with 1000 golden buddha's, 500 either side of 1 large one in the centre. Lots of information for the visitor.

Thank Brandiii
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I was brought by my friend but when I walked inside I was speechless. Amazing this place is a must!!

Thank bigJohnny670
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Interesting display with ample explanation of history and significance of the various statues. Located right across the Kyoto National Museum, so one can visit both places in one trip.

Thank milfloresdemanila
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Lovely temple with garden to walk through, small Inari shrine and long hall full of 1,000 statues really impressive. Staff helpful, not over crowded. Calm and peaceful with great location close to National museum of Kyoto

Thank jcarterowen
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Chong K
23 March 2017|
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Response from penelopeanfu | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer that, I went in December! Just ask or google from the station you are at, and can find a proper answer Good luck
19 January 2016|
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Response from 旅好きじいさん | Reviewed this property |
I recommend to use one day free bus ticket. The ticket price is 500 yen. The ticket takes you almost all place in Kyoto city area.
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