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Byodoin Temple

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.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good38%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Hours Today: 08:30 - 17:30
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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Byodoin temple was one of the nicest temple visits we did in Japan. Uji itself is a nice city but the just the temple is worth taking the train from Kyoto. The building red and beautiful is gracely placed among the water and the picture...More

Thank Esther G
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this on a day trip. I think the temple is nice. Good for taking picture. A good place to take a break from a very busy kyoto. I didnt pay extra to visit the Pheonix hall though. The museum was also must visit. Very...More

Thank snowapple
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went there by Keihan Line in mid April (10-20 April 2018). We were early for Wisteria in Tokyo but able to view at Uji Byodoin. By using Keihan 1 day pass with coupons, the coupons allow us receive small gift from Byodoin Temple. Another...More

Thank Kiky101
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Reviewed 4 May 2018 via mobile

The temple is a bit out side of Kyoto, but very easy to get there. Nice surroundings. Especially the museum with the excellent exhibition and a fantastic modern architecture.

Thank Matthias F
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Reviewed 23 April 2018

Byodoin Temple by itself is beautiful no doubt, but perhaps it is not so spectacular enough to differentiate it from other lovely temples in Kyoto. Hence why would one want to visit Byodoin- for me the answer lies in the fact that it is in...More

Thank Triflyer
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Reviewed 22 April 2018

This temple is an excellent half day's visit from Kyoto. As it's on the JR Nara line, it can be easily combined with the Fushimi Inari shrine, we stopped there on the way back from Uji and had plenty of time to see both. There...More

Thank Suzanne P
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

A designated UNESCO World Heritage Site, Byodoin is very well kept temple and gardens and is featured on the back of the 10 Yen coin. There was a lot of construction worktaking place around the temple, but that did not detract from the atmosphere on...More

1  Thank wearethe801
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Reviewed 17 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful temple with unique architecture/landscaping - the temple appears to float on a pool, providing perfect reflections on a still day. Entrance into the temple’s historic Phoenix Hall requires purchase of a supplemental timed ticket (roughly an additional $3) as well as lining up 10-15...More

Thank Jessica H
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Reviewed 15 April 2018

I have been to Japan many times but this place must rank as my personal number one site. Its stunning. 600 ten to enter and that fee includes the excellent museum and the manicured garden surrounding the complex. The temple itself is over 1,000 years...More

1  Thank DAVID V
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

Entry was 600 yen, which provided you with access to the garden surrounding the temple as well as the Byodoin Temple Museum. There is free bike parking behind the ticket booth. There was a pond in front of the temple which nicely reflected the temple...More

1  Thank JonHSydney
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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
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Response from Just-Julie-Cairns | Reviewed this property |
Hi, you can not purchase temple tickets in advance, but I suggest that you plan your trips to these places for cherry blossom viewing to be during week days and start early in the morning. The temple grounds here at Byodoin... More
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Tina H
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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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