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Sanjusangen-do
Kyoto Top 13 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.5/5
506 Reviews
Temple
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Closed Open from 1/1-3/31,9:00am-4:00pm;Open from 4/1-11/15,8:30am-5:00pm;Open from 11/16-12/31,9:00am-4:00pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 1 hour
Address: 657 Sanjusangendomawari, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone: +81-75-5610467

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By far one of the most overlooked of Kyoto's temples, this one features 1001 statues of the Goddess Kannon, the goddess of Mercy. Rebuilt after a fire, this temple's wooden hall is the longest in Japan and worth a stroll to experience.

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Sanjusangen-do Temple, also known as the Hall of the Lotus King, boasts one of Japan's few long wooden buildings, its main hall stretching from north to south. Although the exterior is simple and austere, the interior is shockingly different. The temple is filled with Japanese National Treasures, including Buddhist statues and cultural relics, and it is especially famous for the impressive number of statues of the Thousand Armed Kannon. These statues vary in appearance, from differences in clothing and musical instruments to expressions and postures. The temple is also known for its archery competition which is held here every year.
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