Byodoin Temple

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Byodoin Temple is a Buddhist temple in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture. Its image is widely known in Japan and abroad, largely because it is pictured on the Japanese 10-yen coin. The temple belongs to the Jodo Shinshu school, also known as True Pure Land Buddhism, which holds that believers will be able to enter the Pure Land of the Buddha after death in order to break the cycle of rebirth and suffering. Byodoin Temple was founded with these beliefs in mind, and its stunning architecture and garden are said to be representations of the Pure Land. The Phoenix Hall in the central building houses a statue of Amida Buddha. Only a limited number of people are allowed to enter the hall at any one time, and there is an additional fee for admission. On the premises there is also a museum that exhibits Pure Land Buddhist art which is well worth a visit.

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1.5 Hours
Telephone Number
Postal code
116 Uji Renge, Uji City, Kyoto
Method of payment
Recommended season
January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
Business Hours
Monday・Tuesday・Wednesday・Thursday・Friday・Saturday・Sunday : 08:30~17:30

Admisson Fee
JPY600 / Adult

Ages 12-14: JPY 400
Ages 6-11: JPY 300
There is a separate charge of JPY 300 for entering the Phoenix Hall.

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