Byodoin Temple

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  • Address: 116 Ujirenge Uji-shi, Kyoto Prefecture 611-0021 Japan
  • Timings: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-774212861
  • Ticket Price: 600 JPY
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Museums, Historical Site, Family And Kids, Architecture

The Byodoin temple is one of 17 World Cultural Heritage sites in Kyoto. Having beautiful and intricate architecture, it is a classic example of Japanese Buddhist Pure Land (Jodo) architecture. In accordance to this type of architecture, the temple complex consists of the Amida-do (Ho'o-do) hall and a pond. The Amida-do houses a figure of Amida-Nyorai (Amitabha Tathagata) and 51 smaller Buddhist images playing musical instruments. The hall is a designated National Treasure. If you look at the walls carefully, you will find faded or half ruined frescos. Within the premises is a museum. The main attraction of this museum is the beautifully cast bell. Trivia- this temple is independent and does not belong to any of the Buddhist sects.

Byodoin Temple Travel Tips

  • It is an active place of worship. Please maintain the tranquillity of the place.
  • Don’t forget to remove your footwear before entering the premises.
  • It is recommended to wear conservative clothing.

Entrance Ticket Details For Byodoin Temple

  • Adults- ¥600, Junior and Senior High school children- ¥400.
  • Grad school students- ¥300, Group discounts apply for a group of 25 people or more.

Byodoin Temple Hours

  • Byodoin Garden: 8.30 am to 5.30 pm (last entry at 5.15 pm).
  • Byodoin Museum: 9 am to 5 pm (last admission at 4.45 pm).
  • Interior of Phoenix Hall: Opens at 9.10 am and closes at 4.10 pm(Viewing time begins at 9:30 am; 50 people at a time are admitted every 20 minutes thereafter)

How to Reach Byodoin Temple

  • Sansui
  • JR Uji Station
  • Keihan Uji Station

  • Takebayashi a sa giri-ten
  • Satsumaya

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  • Byodoin Temple Address: 116 Ujirenge Uji-shi, Kyoto Prefecture 611-0021 Japan
  • Byodoin Temple Contact Number: +81-774212861
  • Byodoin Temple Timing: 08:30 am - 05:30 pm
  • Byodoin Temple Price: 600 JPY
  • Best time to visit Byodoin Temple(preferred time): 09:00 am - 03:30 pm
  • Time required to visit Byodoin Temple: 01:00 Hrs
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  • 23.32% of people who visit Kyoto include Byodoin Temple in their plan

  • 28.36% of people start their Byodoin Temple visit around 3 PM - 4 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Byodoin Temple

Monday, Thursday and Friday

93.1% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Byodoin Temple

People normally club together Iwatayama Monkey Park and Eikan- Do Zenrin-ji while planning their visit to Byodoin Temple.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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