Sanjusangendo Temple, Higashiyama

4.6
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. Arrange your visit to Sanjusangendo Temple and discover more family-friendly attractions in Kyoto using our Kyoto online trip itinerary planner.
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  • Simply stunning and a must-see while in Kyoto. Sadly, photos aren't allowed inside the temple, so none to share, but run -- don't walk -- to Sanjusangendo Temple!  more »
  • The exterior is relatively boring, I take your shoes off and walk inside.... Amazing! 1000 Golden Buddha statues roughly the size of an average human. Plus other statues in a large Buddha in the...  more »
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