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Koryu-ji Temple, Kyoto
(4.3/5 based on 110 reviews on the web)
Marvel at the iconic wooden statue of Buddha’s successor, a contemplative wooden bodhisattva seated in a half-lotus position, at Koryu-ji Temple, the oldest temple in Kyoto. Boasting one of the finest collections of Buddhist wooden sculptures, this early 7th-century temple displays the figures in dimmed lighting, creating a calm, serene atmosphere. Sparsely crowded and off-the-beaten track, the temple provides plenty of benches to sit and contemplate. However, other than sculptures that you can't photograph, the temple offers little else to see and sits relatively far from downtown Kyoto, so consider your trip accordingly. Put Koryu-ji Temple into our Kyoto travel itinerary planner to see other points of interest to visit during your vacation in Kyoto.
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  • 搭乘嵐山電車至太秦廣隆寺站下車即到了,交通非常方便,可以在游嵐山前後到訪。遊客們不像其他寺廟那麼多,建議購票參訪,微笑的彌勒菩薩讓人感動。 
  • We got to the Temple of Korûdzi in the rain. There was no one on site. All around breathed pacification. You can safely dive into contemplation of the beautiful buildings and gardens.
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  • Great Buddha appear textbooks that are on display for more than 30 body, great comment. We have to at least see visitors also went on the day of rain, so slowly and carefully to see the Buddha every single. Think not think originally grateful worship Buddha, so look for that area too dark, Buddha ' of couldn't read fine facial expressions. It is open what a Buddha is open one eye, staring at another turning blind eye did not seem so. Penlight said, have quietly (written and is of course prohibited) at the moment. Bicycle isn't nothing disappears in the dark, even though it is very cruel. If you have a medium to ticket parking Uncle gave me time to buy a ticket of admission parking is something else, but it is free. Congestion cannot be reported because it was a large parking lot on weekdays in the heavy rain not only a few did so.
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  • The highlight of this temple is a large statue hall of Bodhisattva. The temple contains a number of important pieces of cultural heritage. One of national treasures in Japan is a wooden image of the Bodhisattva Maitreya sitting contemplatively in the half-lotus position, called "Hōkan Miroku" (宝冠弥勒). It is a very rare object which is carefully preserved and displayed at Kōryū-ji. No photo shooting is allowed in this hall. These photos above are adopted from other resources on the Internet. The entrance fee is 700 yen for adults. ( Trans-word+ : TGM Kyoto Guide )
  • I know there're many 'Unknown temples' which has really nice garden and musiam all over the world. Koru-ji is one of the temples in Kyoto. It has many famous statues there like Hanka Shiyui Zou which is so famous that everyone knows it in History textbook. I really like this place. As my personal opinion, it's highly recomendable.
  • So beautiful!:)
  • As the temples of Kyoto tourism that large no medium-sized Temple. Low profile people who come to Kyoto's Temple of Shotoku and oldest temple in Kyoto. Well here comes to see numerous statues exhibited in the Museum, while Miroku bodhisattva statue is worth. Germany philosopher Karl Jaspers and have exceeded Greece sculpture said Buddhist sculptures made in the evening. Rate of helmet smile (and diplomatic smile) and I want us watching a archaic miles said. April, may, October, 11-Sunday holidays usually private Katsura Palace main hall (national treasure) published. Rare in Japan as Horyu-ji Temple yumedono, octagonal endo. If you visit at this time is recommended. Unfortunately the South Gate on the entrance of the temple walls are slaughtering in demolition repairing 35 years ago, has become a "Board of white paint" thing. It's a shame for the temple. It is the shame of Kyoto.
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  • I asked, surprised by the notices of the "prohibited grounds" "Buddha don't like crowds reflected the angle taken" with that. NG's lingbao, in, of course. Bodhisattva Maitreya besides though, was overwhelmed to sculptures of the 12 divine generals and save. Stamp stamp was a little disappointing.
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