Sanjusangendo Temple or Rengeo-in is a Buddhist temple in Kyoto. It is famous for its 1001 statues of Kannon, the bodhisattva of mercy - one main statue in the center and 500 human-sized statues each on both of its sides. The number of Kannon statues is said to correlate to the temple's spiritual strength, and crafting them represented a major effort to subdue human ignorance and the resultant suffering. The rows of finely crafted statues is a truly impressive sight, but picture taking inside the hall is restricted out of respect for Kannon - after all, these statues are believed to be real beings with spiritual powers.
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657 Sanjusangendomawari, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
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- Recommended season
- January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
- Business Hours
Monday･Tuesday･Wednesday･Thursday･Friday･Saturday･Sunday : 08:00~17:00
- Admisson Fee
JPY600 / Adult
Discounts for students and groups.
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