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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...More
Some time back, on my first visit to Kyoto in 1964 I went to Sanjusangendo, it was an interesting experience, I arrived at about 9:00 in the morning and there were probably 30 or 40 other people looking at the 1001 statues of the Buddha....More
This temple is in the longest wooden structure in Japan and houses 1001 Buddhist statues and is designated as World Heritage site. There is a long platform on one side, under the eves of the room that was used for Archery contests hundreds of years...More
Kyoto has like a ton of amazing things to see and experience, but this temple fellt spiritually like a whole other thing. The 1001 statues, the big Kannon, the setting, the history, everything felt very overwhelming. Although i understand it, its sad that you cant...More
A large wooden building that had over 1000 figures carved in the 12-13 th centuries. Incense was burning throughout the temple with people praying in certain areas. We had to take our shoes off before we went in. No photos are allowed in the temple
We stumbled upon this temple by chance, it was mid /late afternoon and although somewhat busy, it wasn’t overcrowded. The temple is huge and everyone inside was respectfully quiet so it never felt busy.