Byodo-in Temple

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Byodo-in Temple is one that all Japanese people have seen — on the back of a 10-yen coin. The Buddhist temple is most well-known for the view of its Phoenix Hall reflected onto the surrounding pond. It's said that Byodo-in’s main hall was designed to resemble a ‘Buddhist Pure Land’, or Buddha’s palace in paradise.

Overview

Address

116 Uji-renge, Uji City (Map) (Directions)

Hours

8:30 - 17:30 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 - 17:30
Tuesday 8:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 8:30 - 17:30
Thursday 8:30 - 17:30
Friday 8:30 - 17:30
Saturday 8:30 - 17:30
Sunday 8:30 - 17:30
Holidays 8:30 - 17:30

Website

byodoin.or.jp

Designations

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

Access

10-minute walk from JR Uji Station on the JR Nara Line 10-minute walk from Keihan Uji Station on the Keihan Railway Uji Line

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