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Byodoin, Uji

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With a history spanning over a thousand years, Byodoin serves devotees of the Pure Land Buddhism sect. The temple and its garden date back to 998 and feature the famous Phoenix Hall, depicted on the back of Japan's ten-yen coin. Unlike many nearby structures, this hall has never been destroyed, making it one of the only wooden examples of Heian period architecture in existence today. Put Byodoin into our Uji vacation planner and find out what's close by, where to stay, and where to head next.
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  • It is a temple that is familiar as a phoenix hall carved on the back of a 10-yen coin in Japan, and is a world heritage site in japan's famous tourist attractions that still remain shown in 966 years after its founding. In 2014, a large-scale repair was carried out, painted in a color close to the time of its founding, and became a deep red phoenix hall. In addition, the Phoenix Hall is also a highlight of the inside sightseeing, you can visit with a guide for 300 yen separately. You can't see them freely, and there are time limits and limits, so you'll be in line during the tourist season. If a school trip is booked, the general public may be put on the back burner. Internal visits will be closed until November 15, 2019 for repairs.
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  • The biggest bright spot of this trip to Yuji is the Phoenix Hall of the Equality House, although until November 15, 19 years ago, the Equality House has been in the repair can not be accessible to visit, but only by the magnificent exterior also make the flow of people back and forth. Scenic service and its thoughtful, in the hot summer opened the water mist spray cooling. Although the Fengxiang Museum can not take pictures but the exhibits are very beautifully furnished. Coins and paper money have the traces of the Court of Equality to see its important position
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  • A short train trip south of Kyoto will bring you to Uji, home of Byodoin. If you have a 10 yen coin, you'll have seen it before. There is a small museum on site, that is of some interest. Toilets are also to be found, which is always handy. The temple itself is very attractive. You are able to enter into the hall as part of a guided group. Wear nice socks, because you'll be required to take your shoes off if venturing inside.
  • It was on the back of 10yen. The real place is stunning and surrounded by the pond and trees. Reflecting of this temple from the water is my favorite pictures. The museum is well thought,it behinds the temple but underground. So it will not interrupt your scenario at all.
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