- Address: 657 Sanjusangendomawari, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0941, Japan
- Timings: 08:00 am - 05:00 pm Details
- Phone: +81-755610467
- Ticket Price: 600 JPY
- Time Required: 00:30 Mins
- Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Historical Site, Statue, Family And Kids
More famous for its 1001 figures of Kannon, The Sanjusangen-do Temple was originally built by Taira no Kiyamori for retired emperor Go-Shirakawa in the year 1164. The temple features a huge hall where the statues of the Kannon are placed. These were carved in the 12th and 13th centuries. The temple is a designated National Treasure and is situated in the Higashiyama area of Kyoto. The original temple building was lost in a fire. It was reconstructed in the year 1266. Since then, the structure has remained unchanged only with a few renovations. Also, visit the popular attractions in the city by following Kyoto itinerary 7 days.
- 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.
- General Admission- ¥ 600, School kids- ¥ 400, Small Children- ¥300.
- Hakubutsukan-Sanjusangendo-mae bus stop
- Shichijo Station
- CoCo Japanese Curry Restaurant
- Tsurukimochihonpo nana-jo mise
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82.15% of people who visit Kyoto include Sanjusangen-do in their plan
10 AM - 11 AM
54.37% of people start their Sanjusangen-do visit around 10 AM - 11 AM
People usually take around 30 Minutes to see Sanjusangen-do
93.7% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Sanjusangen-do
So many details, so much more than just boring statues. Every single Buddha has a different face and facial expression. Statues of the gods, in contrast to the Buddhas, are very dynamic looking, filling you with awe. I especially liked the gods of wind and thunder that keep guard on each end of the place.
Maybe the most beautiful attraction we saw in Kyoto which is, wrongfully, overlooked in many of the guides around the town and internet lists. Be sure to come and visit the amazing garden, stunning rows of Buddhas and learn about the history and the present of the place.
This is one of the places which really put me to awe so easily. This temple has thousands of ornate statues of Kanon and visitors to this temple are prayerful and quiet as they pass through the main hall. No pictures allowed of the inside and the small entry fee is worth the while.
One of my favorite places we visited in Kyoto over a 5 day stay. Walking into the large room with the 1000 life-size Kannon statues was breathtaking.
Very nice place to visit. The room with the 1000 statues is beautiful.