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. 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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  • I went for the first time. Car parking in front of the eyes. Places to eat nearby, is not much. 33 across the Hall and say, Kannon image. Inspiring to many of Kannon. It took place at the tōshiya is famous. Inside the building, where the tōshiya. Written tōshiya story in a building. Please come read. Amazing!! It is. During the building Golden Kannon is orderly and it will. There is what looks like the same face? Take a look one by one and Kannon is magnificent with spectacular but not helpless.
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  • It is a magnificent statue of senjyukannonbosatsu lined the Hall's appearance, though. In a junior high school trip, since in my favorite note Temple is one of.
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  • Sanjusangendo is an historic temple just opposite the Kyoto National Museum. It has a fairly ordinary exterior and small grounds. Inside though is a spectacular array of statues well worth a visit. Th...  more »
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