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Sanjusangendo Temple, Kyoto

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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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  • Seated statue of senjyukannonbosatsu with around 1000 multiarmed deity statue, with statue of senjyukannonbosatsu 1001 body is enshrined in it. Between the pillars have 33 seems like became known as 33 across the Hall. A solemn feeling your hands and disputed his own way of life.
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  • Typical Zen garden but very busy. It is worth a visit so either come early or late in the day to experience the tranquility. 
  • Whats to see past 14 were foreign tourists. For the first time. whats the nokyo-sho. There were monks in the middle of the Hall. All doors closed because it was a very cold day, and always have a darker feel. When you visit during the rainy season in June, looks from the temple is the landscape garden willow trees and rain, very emotional.
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