World Heritage: Byodoin Temple (Phoenix Hall)4.8
Byodoin Temple has the Phoenix Hall, one of the few original wooden buildings dating from 11th century. As the phoenix was revered as a protector of Buddhism, the hall sitting on a pond was made to resemble the shape of the bird and houses the famed Amida Buddha. The hall is featured on the reverse side of the 10 yen coin.
The attached museum offers high-quality exhibition and a huge pergola of wisteria near the entrance area is a must see. Uji is known for the production of green tea and there are an array of shops selling tea-related items on the street leading to the temple.
Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 35.3km) Google Transit
We guide this spot.
5.02 weeks ago
Charming temple with the nice museum. Very peaceful and unwind place. The highlight is the red temple in the pond. The visitors require to pay extra and it’s limited per round. No photo shoot allows inside the museum. The exhibition inside and the light decoration are amazing.
4.0a month ago
A nice garden to see with a small Buddhist museum to explore for 600yen. Add 300yen if you want to walk in the temple.
If you take your sweet time it takes roughly one hour do visit the place and take some photos, it might sometimes be a bit crowded though.
5.02 weeks ago
U should go there at early morning in summer. Such a great atmosphere!
Uji river was very beatiful & the museum inside byoudo was also interesting.
5.05 months ago
The place is beautiful! The tranquil water reflecting the solemn temple is telling a story of ancient Kyoto. It is just awe-inspiring to imagine that many generations of Japanese emperor were born here and died here.
5.03 months ago
No words to describe the BEAUTY of this place!!! It is a little bit out of Kyoto but believe me it is really WORTH every effort you will make to reach it! An extraordinary temple which stands out with its brilliant colours and reflects in the lake. We were visiting in spring, and the colours of fresh greenery and one beautiful weeping sakura was to die for. We visited Phoenix Hall and the Museum. I was mostly impressed by the Museum. They have an original of Phoenix there which will leave you breathless. MY ADVICEç JUST GO!!!!!