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.
5.0a month ago
Its a nice place to learn about history and cool artifacts.
4.04 weeks ago
Nice place. Good museum. Will recommend to friends.
5.02 months ago
Not very necessary to visit the temple in the lake, but the outside area is really good
5.08 months ago
Beautiful Japanese ancient temple, the World Heritage Byodoin Temple. It was under restoration so I was not able to see inside, however, we went into the museum where many Byodoin treasures there.
5.06 months ago
This temple is a 10yen coin motif.