Sanjusangendo Temple, Kyoto

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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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  • I loved this temple although I found it a shame that you couldn't take photos! Would recommend visiting!  more »
  • This is truly an amazing, stunning experience. The sight of the rows and rows of Buddha's along the whole length of this massive temple is difficult to do justice in words, or probably even in picture...  more »
  • Temple within walking distance of the station. The most interesting inside-set of wooden sculptures of the goddess Canon. It really is an impressive sight. To enter, you need to take, but give the slippers. 14 January at the temple girls contest will be held luchnic in kimono-don't miss)
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