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Sanjusangendo Temple

657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho, Kyoto 605-0941, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-0467
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Originally named Rengeoin Temple, this site has taken on the name of the great hall within which houses 1001 life-sized, wooden statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy.
  • Excellent64%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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657 Sanjusangendo Mawaricho, Kyoto 605-0941, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-0467
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Our hotel staff tipped us of this amazing temple. The moment you step into the hall of the main building you will be in awe of the many buddha’s in front of you (protected by the guardians). Highly recommended, combine with Kiyomizu-dera temple.

Thank Vincent L
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We weren’t sure whether to pay to go in here as we’d already seen a number of temples and shrines but the guidebook convinced us to give it a try. We were glad we did as the grand hall full of statues was a breathtaking...More

Thank Jess R
Reviewed 3 days ago

The temple itself isn't anything special compared to what you can find in Kyoto, however, the 1001 statues of Kannon make you feel something special, something extraordinary. It's an awesome sight that's hard to describe, you really need to see it. The fact that you...More

Thank Tom N
Reviewed 6 days ago

This is very much different from and other temples. It could be that we went in the morning, it was so quiet and solemn feeling inside the temple. The visited path is properly directed, following the visiting path , one can view various statues ....More

Thank vinerlies
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

A really unique Japanese temple. There are no photos to be taken inside and the while auto is very respectful

Thank JasonDoz
Reviewed 1 week ago

進去要收門票有效的限制了人數,大堂中禁止攝影與安靜提升了觀賞的品質,千本觀音非常壯觀,其中還有11面千手千眼的介紹,走起來很舒服,很值得一遊的地方。 Need to buy ticket before enter and no photo shooting inside the main temple, which make this place much fewer tourist, so can pay a whole time to visit the 1001 Buddha and enjoy the ambience here.

Thank Alumi_KC
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hate to be this frank, but I wouldn’t go out of my way again for this site. The edifice is lovely, the statues and history were interesting, but no pictures allowed, way too many school students running around, and there’s not many attractions nearby. Nice...More

Thank Alden L
Reviewed 1 week ago

We loved this amazing temple with the 1001 gold figures. But, we learned that the ancient archery competition held here featured a young man who shot over 13,500 arrows in a 24 hour period to a target 1200 meters away! And he hit the target...More

Thank LGB65
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a sight to see 1,000 gold statues lined up in perfect order. This is an amazing Buddhist temple.

Thank Constance M
Reviewed 1 week ago

Sanjusangendo was just a 10 minute walk across the river from our guest house so we thought we would give it a quick visit before we went to Nara. I had seen photos of the 1001 magnificent statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy and...More

Thank palawandave
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Chong K
22 March 2017|
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Response from penelopeanfu | Reviewed this property |
I can't answer that, I went in December! Just ask or google from the station you are at, and can find a proper answer Good luck
19 January 2016|
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Response from 旅好きじいさん | Reviewed this property |
I recommend to use one day free bus ticket. The ticket price is 500 yen. The ticket takes you almost all place in Kyoto city area.
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