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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  • This place is uncrowded for a reason. It's nicely preserved and educational, but not a must do tourist site in Kyoto.  more »
  • Built in the 12 century, a very special old wooden building , 1001 Buddha statues all made of wood . 1 big Buddha and 500 at each side . All female .this building is decided to 33 sections . The place...  more »
  • This temple had more Japanese visitors than other temples I visited in Kyoto. I found the 1,001 Buddhas inside and impressive wooden structure worth the visit. I stayed longer than I anticipated, abou...  more »

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