Sanjusangendo Temple, Higashiyama

4.6
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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  • We are travelling with family and found this an extremely interesting outing. The statues and history provided was clear and in English. Allow at least an hour to take it all in.  more »
  • This is a grand temple with hundreds of buddha images, richly detailed statues representing every embodied spirit. Wear easily removable shoes and loose clothing. We spent a couple of hours there.  more »
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