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Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan

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Fascinating history

The museum is a very well organized description of life in Japan 1000 years ago. Many (but not all... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Best museum

Stunning display of buddha, bodisatvas, and interior replica of Phoenix Hall - you can actually see... read more

Reviewed 19 March 2018
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116 Ujirenge, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture
Southern Kyoto
+81 774-21-2861
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The museum is a very well organized description of life in Japan 1000 years ago. Many (but not all) of the exhibit components have at least some English descriptions if you do not speak Japanese. Great restoration work!

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Reviewed 19 March 2018

Stunning display of buddha, bodisatvas, and interior replica of Phoenix Hall - you can actually see what it looked like when first built. One of the best places visited in Kyoto area.

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Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

This museum is included in the ticket. Most of the displays have descriptions in English and Chinese. Worth to visit if you’re visiting Byodo-in

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Reviewed 31 December 2017

We visited this amazing & facinating place on December 16th along with family which included our three young grandchildren. As both my husband & I are partially Disabled the Staff at the Museum were very Kind & helpful & in a very respectful & gentle...More

1  Thank woodspirit_sprite
Reviewed 29 December 2017 via mobile

My suggestion: Do not miss it ! An unforgettable visit ! Discover by yourselves These gorgeous temple and Museum ! The museum architect Kuriu Akira won a very important prize ! Enjoy!

Thank curara
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

We visited here after looking at the temple. The building is a must see for contemporary concrete building lovers. The displays are very beautiful, consisting of fixtures and carvings from the temple. No photography allowed inside the building.

Thank MarkWaters1974
Reviewed 30 November 2017

Absolutely worth visiting! Give the Phoenix Hall tour a miss. The Buddhist temple bell, a pair of phoenix, 26 statues of small Buddhas on the clouds, eleven-headed Kannon and other Buddhist statues are exhibited in the museum. You can see recreated colors of door paintings...More

Thank endis
Reviewed 19 September 2017 via mobile

Love the way it presents the architecture, history and stories about the Byodo-in temple, allowing travelers to know what the different sculpture means, the history and most importantly all we're presented in a very modern way that you feel the interest to explore more, know...More

Thank Haelist
Reviewed 23 August 2017

Really recommend this temple museum with historical items of the main Temple! The temple is in great beauty with the temple reflections in the lake, the enviroment is very nice and worth visiting for both solo or group visitors! Can spend nice time here walk...More

Thank ElsieL187
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

This small but modern museum part of the Byodoin temple complex (and included in the same entrance ticket) has a very impressive and well displayed collection of artifacts from the temple. Recommended !

Thank dlisbona
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