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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 was my first visit. I went to the afternoon, but the inside tour was waiting for 90 minutes. I was overwhelmed by the splendid appearance alone.
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  • Anyway, the color is beautiful, the water of the pond is clear, and it pays 700 yen in the parking lot which went to guide the friend and Mrs. of China, and it is difficult to understand the route, but it is hard to see the pamphlet by paying three people across the road, and only here Phoenix Hall where it sees turning clockwise It was the first time to be impressed by the splendid architecture of the building, but it was good to come.
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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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