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Sanjusangendo Temple

657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho, Kyoto 605-0941, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-0467
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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.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho, Kyoto 605-0941, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-0467
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Reviewed 2 days ago

進去要收門票有效的限制了人數,大堂中禁止攝影與安靜提升了觀賞的品質,千本觀音非常壯觀,其中還有11面千手千眼的介紹,走起來很舒服,很值得一遊的地方。 Need to buy ticket before enter and no photo shooting inside the main temple, which make this place much fewer tourist, so can pay a whole time to visit the 1001 Buddha and enjoy the ambience here.

Thank Alumi L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hate to be this frank, but I wouldn’t go out of my way again for this site. The edifice is lovely, the statues and history were interesting, but no pictures allowed, way too many school students running around, and there’s not many attractions nearby. Nice...More

Thank Alden L
Reviewed 3 days ago

We loved this amazing temple with the 1001 gold figures. But, we learned that the ancient archery competition held here featured a young man who shot over 13,500 arrows in a 24 hour period to a target 1200 meters away! And he hit the target...More

Thank LGB65
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

What a sight to see 1,000 gold statues lined up in perfect order. This is an amazing Buddhist temple.

Thank Constance M
Reviewed 5 days ago

Sanjusangendo was just a 10 minute walk across the river from our guest house so we thought we would give it a quick visit before we went to Nara. I had seen photos of the 1001 magnificent statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy and...More

Thank palawandave
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Even though they don’t let you take any pictures inside, it was one of the most breathtaking activities we did while in Japan! Most people don’t know about it and it’s off the beaten path, but totally worth visiting!

Thank Evaristo-Lopez
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were aware of the building being a long temple structure with some association with archery. What we were unprepared for was the sight of the thousand gilded statues of the kannon and Buddha and the many guardian deities. The history of the archery competition...More

Thank JBs312
Reviewed 1 week ago

I didn't know about Sanjusangendo temple until my travel parter told me about it. Many people don't know this temple, but I think it is one of the better visits to do in Kyoto. Unfortunately it is not allowed to take photos inside, but it...More

Thank Berta B
Reviewed 1 week ago

The temple is modestly priced and has a good history. 1,001 deities are there waiting the temple with 33 openings. We had a guide who informed us about the place to make it even more interesting.

Thank gberg_travel
Reviewed 1 week ago

THIS PLACE IS A MUST SEE. You will see nothing like it anywhere else. When you walk in and see a 1000 gold Kannon Buddhisattva statues guarded by these buff, gnarly, guardian deities, flanked by Raijin and Fujin, the gods of Wind and Thunder...you will...More

Thank LaTinoco
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Chong K
22 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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