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Byodoin, Uji

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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. PutByodoin into our Uji vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • The temple was designated to UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most famous building in the temple, the Phoenix Hall which hold the Amida Buddha statue and two statues of phoenix on the roof. The hall.....  more
    The temple was designated to UNESCO World Heritage Site. The most famous building in the temple, the Phoenix Hall which hold the Amida Buddha statue and two statues of phoenix on the roof. The hall.....  more »
  • Byodoin Temple is a must when in the Kyoto area. I stopped here from Kyoto in route to Nara and glad I stopped. Unfortunately, it was pouring rain this day so my photos didn't come out as expected... 
    Byodoin Temple is a must when in the Kyoto area. I stopped here from Kyoto in route to Nara and glad I stopped. Unfortunately, it was pouring rain this day so my photos didn't come out as expected...  more »
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  • Visited with friends in April. Pretty good place for chilling. Phoenix is the warrior that protect this place. It’s also a bird so it could fly any where to spread our happiness and good fortune. In terms of that, they decided to put on 10yen coin. Place to pray for next life as well if you believe.
  • This place blew me away. It's simple beauty and peaceful surrounds make it well worth it. However, I was lucky enough to go there without the crowds--that will definitely alter your experience. The museum is informative and contains the original artifacts, so even if you don't take the short tour into the Phoenix Hall, you can learn a lot and appreciate the history of the place. Follow it up with some fantastic Uji green tea.

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