Sanjusangendo Temple, Kyoto

4.6
#5 of 347 in Historic Sites in Kyoto
Pay a visit to Sanjusangendo Temple, a Buddhist temple known for its 100 sculptures of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. The current shrine dates back to 1266, when it replaced an older structure badly damaged by fire. Enter the spacious wooden hall to admire life-size statues of the resident deity, made of Japanese cypress and adorned with gold leaf. Take a stroll through the picturesque temple garden and enjoy the spiritual atmosphere of this sacred site steeped in history. Use our Kyoto vacation builder to visit Sanjusangendo Temple on your trip to Kyoto, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Was not fun field trips students were pretty. Until you feel the goodness to the young people there I guess. Also blocked foreign stood out.
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  • August 17, 2017
    Too many times to come is impressed. Anyway will be overwhelmed with the number. When I saw the body or out. Here is a sacred feeling. Once here bow tournament held was likely. Many remarks and exhibits, spectacular.
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  • August 16, 2017
    An ideal stop when I went on a trip to Kyoto. In a quiet, cool is the best. Not yet found will have the same face as I hear. w diapers that facilities may be provided.
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