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Reviewed 20 February 2015

The "house of 1000 Buddhas" was interesting, but not so great with kids. It was cold, you have to be very quiet, put on slippers, no photos allowed... It just got old. It was a huge building, but the religion just doesn't make sense to the kids. No offense to anyone, just telling my opinion.m

Date of experience: February 2015
5  Thank Amy C
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Reviewed 19 February 2015

Anyone going to Kyoto, I recommend going to Fushimi Inari Shrine and Sanjusangendo Hall as a must-see. it is quite amazing looking at all the statues and reading about all the different Hindu warriors. Amazing!

Date of experience: January 2015
3  Thank HannahEkvoll
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Reviewed 19 February 2015

Sanjusangendo is worth a visit to see the dark atmospheric long hall of buddhist statues. However photos are not permitted which is a bit of a letdown. A good time to come is in January around the second Sunday of the month. Then they have an archery event known as "Toshiya" (check youtube) where people shoot two arrows a piece. The stars are the young girls celebrating their coming of age day who wear gorgeous kimono.

Date of experience: February 2015
3  Thank ronindave
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Reviewed 10 February 2015

Sanjusangendo is another World Heritage Site and a must see. Because most museum, temples and world heritage sites forbid photography, there are no photos to share with you. The admission fee is 600 yen. This place houses hundreds of buddha statues with different statues of Gods and Hindu deities (yes hindu) that are in front of the statues. Polish your memory and mental picture because photography is forbidden and there are incredible artifacts and history to see, observe and learn. Also be prepared to remove your shoes as they are forbidden. But no worries, everything is super clean. This is across the street from the Kyoto National Museum.

Date of experience: February 2015
2  Thank Indiana_Jonesse
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Reviewed 7 February 2015

Of the temples and shrines we visited, this was by far the most amazing. It has to be seen to be believed - 1001 identical statues of the goddess Kannon. No photography allowed inside the hall. Or shoes. It's so peaceful, truly a sacred place.

Date of experience: April 2014
2  Thank Twinklyjan
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