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526-2 Shimokawaracho Kodaiji, Higahsiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-2205
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This Buddhist monument is a park dedicated to people who died in World War II.
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526-2 Shimokawaracho Kodaiji, Higahsiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-2205
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Reviewed 6 October 2017

the place is tranquil and peaceful. With the admission ticket, you will be given an incense to give to the goddess of mercy. If you have time, you can go to the hill at the back.

Thank fongleesu
Reviewed 30 September 2017 via mobile

The giant statue of the Bodhisattva can be seen from outside but that is not all it is. Pay the small entrance fee (support the temple!), say a prayer at the base, then walk around back and GO INSIDE the statue. There are 10-12 Buddha...More

Thank Melissa R
Reviewed 27 September 2017

You CAN see the giant Kannon from the path and skip paying the admission fee, but this is basically the Japanese version of the American 'tomb of the unknown soldier'. It's respectful to go, and a peaceful place. The Y300 admission fee is low compared...More

1  Thank gcincinnati
Reviewed 24 May 2017

We accidentally found this place as we walked from Kiyomizu-Dera temple to Maruyama Park. Entrance fee is JPY300. Treat it as a donation to the temple. Nothing much to see other than offer some prayers here.

1  Thank Ryan H
Reviewed 21 May 2017

If you are there on 18th, you might get lucky to see the Ritual of Yamabushi. See some photos. Otherwise you have tons of other reviews.

Thank tripzee1771
Reviewed 8 May 2017

The 24M high white buddha inside the Temple should be very attractive to visitors while walking along. Admission fee was required for entering to the internal part of the temple but you could then took photos leisurely at your own. The place was quiet and...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Yes, the impressive white Buddha can be seen without paying the small admission fee but we felt it was worth seeing her up close and walk through the gardens. The monument is dedicated to the WWII unknown soldier and to the thousands of foreign soldiers...More

Thank minnesotans4
Reviewed 24 April 2017 via mobile

Went late morning. No one around really a few pictures and nice area to walk around and coffee stop.

1  Thank Coldplay7450
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

It's a very new temple and dedicated to fallen Japanese soldiers in WWII. The temple is dominated by a big Buddha, which you can see just as well from outside without paying the entrance fee.

Thank Anna S
Reviewed 5 March 2017

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...More

Thank Matthew D
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