- 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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83.4% 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
Sanjusangendo is impressive not only as a cultural heritage site, but also as an example of how some simple adaptations can make tourist attractions accessible to all visitors. This site is a must visit. Read our accessibility review on the Accessible Japan website.
A bit pricey to visit - 600 yen for entrance. The gardens outside are lovely, very tranquil. There was a lot of construction going on whilst we were there however so that was a bit annoying but lovely nonetheless. Then we went into the temple itself. No pictures were allowed which is understandable as it is a sacred area. It's very interesting even for people who aren't concerned about history of Buddhism itself. However if you're trying to save money I would give this one a skip, the temple is wonderful but nothing amazing. Perfect for those interested in more Information surrounding Buddhism and Japanese culture. There is a gift shop at the end which was lovely and not too expensive.
It's very beautiful and unique and quite underrated. The only downside is that you have to pay ¥600 yet you can't take any photos. But I guess we have to respect that. Really recommended.
This is another classic temple that transports you to a Buddhist world when you're inside the complex. The sheer immensity and spectacle of 1000 senjuu kannons all silently listening to your suffering makes this a temple to visit. Their stamp has a nice touch, and they've updated the entrance into the hall. I highly recommend exploring the full grounds either before the main hall or after. As it enhances your viewing experience.
This is one of the best places I have visited in Japan. Photos are not allowed to be taken once inside as the Buddhas are very sacred. You will notice that the faces of the statues are different from each other which means they were carved by different people.