Byodoin Temple

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Byodoin Temple is a Buddhist temple in Uji, Kyoto Prefecture. You may have seen it before without realizing - it's pictured on the Japanese 10-yen coin. The temple belongs to the Pure Land Buddhist tradition, 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's stunning architecture and garden are said to be themselves 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

Ages12-14: JPY 400
Ages 6-11: JPY 300
There is a separate charge of JPY 300 for entering the Phoenix Hall.

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