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
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5.0in the last week
Cool museum, even with downpour rains. Admission ticket also includes a little museum inside. Well worth the visit.
5.02 months 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.
4.03 months 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.
5.07 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.
4.010 months ago
Byodoin Temple is a stunningly beautiful temple to visit. The museum is phenomenal and is worth the visit alone. It’s a little out of the way but very worth the trip. I have been to the Byodoin Temple in Hawaii and have enjoyed visiting it numerous times however the original temple, in Kyoto, is far more superior