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Byodoin, Uji

(4.3/5 based on 950+ reviews on the web)
With a history spanning over a thousand years, Byodoin serves devotees of the Pure Land Buddhism sect. The temple and its garden date back to 998 and feature the famous Phoenix Hall, depicted on the back of Japan's ten-yen coin. Unlike many nearby structures, this hall has never been destroyed, making it one of the only wooden examples of Heian period architecture in existence today. To visit Byodoin and other attractions in Uji, use our Uji itinerary maker.
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Reviews
TripAdvisor
  • Arrived a coupla weeks too early, the trees were just beginning to blossom. A coupla weeks later would have the trees in bloom. As it was, it was just another shrine, on its own. Rate.. 5/10.. with tr...  more »
  • The Museum was visited in a long time. You can deeply appreciate the treasure. Beautiful farmhouse. Approach could enjoy tea in a floating shop and Café green tea aroma.
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  • 里面的博物馆很值得去,有高科技手段展示寺庙还原图,再付费的凤凰苑很不值得去,因为年代久远,雕刻壁画都不可见了,而且解说员全程日语,根本不知道在说什么,给的中文介绍只有薄薄一张纸,一会儿就看完了,解说员说了很久,所以真的不会日文错过太多了吧,而且如果你在中国看过很多厉害的寺庙或者去过敦煌,那么壁画佛像什么的你真的不会觉得很惊叹。  more »
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  • Great temple to visit! A highlight of the visit in Uji! The museum is very interesting and seeing the national treasures!
  • Wonderful temple: the garden, the location in the middle of the lake, the museum really interesting, and if you want with an additional ticket you can visit the inner room. Must go!
  • This is a very important building first of all is heritage of humanity and was very important on Japanese history besides is the one that appears on the 10yen coin
  • This symetrical temple built in 1052 represents a heaven founded by Fujiwara no Yorimichi, court noble in Heian period. The surrounding area is famous for maccha tea.
  • Absolutely gorgeous architecture. Well maintained for 500 years. The museum is not notch. Another beautiful Buddhist temple.