Sightseeing information about Sanjusangendo in Japan.


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Sanjusangendo ('33-interval hall') in eastern Kyoto is known for its 1001 statues that has 11 heads and innumerable arms. These statues are housed in the 120m-long main hall, the longest wooden building in Japan, whose facade has 33 bays between the pillars. In the center sits a 3m-tall 1000-armed Kannon (the Buddhist goddess of mercy), flanked by 500 human-sized statues standing on each side.

The original building dates from 1164 when 124 these images were created. During the Kamakura period (1185-1333), the remaining 876 images were created by many sculptors, including well-known masters, to add up to 1000. Each of these 1000 image have different faces and costume and you may find one that look exactly like you.

Purposeeasily accessible,surreal&cool,spiritual places,that you'll never forget,knows a lot about Japan,Japanese resort,shrine/temple,art
Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 37.3km) Google Transit


5.03 weeks ago

Very impressive, a gallery of “marvel” like super heroes designed for massive crowds. It’s extraordinary how many tourist take photos and videos when asked not to, and in front of “no photo” signs.


5.0a month ago

Amazing. One of the most impressive places I have ever visit. The 1001 sculptures are perfect almost life-size and give a magical unrealistic scenario inside the temple. I highly recommend this place.

5.0a week ago

Can't take photos inside but it doesn't matter. This place was breathtaking. Walking alongside those statues was very cool. Definitely a must see.

5.0a month ago

The temple is huge. But what really is amazing are the 1001 golden Buddha statues that are displayed in the temple. Among the Buddhas you get to see the different gods, generals and guardians of the religion. Truly amazing.

5.03 weeks ago

A supeeeeer nice place with history inside. You could buy some charms there, and even draw your lucky rate. Try it and you'll feel likes Japanese teenager 😋😋

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