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[Byodoin Temple]

The beautiful Phoenix Hall that creates the impression of a phoenix spreading its wings is a breathtaking sight

This was a villa belonging to Fujiwara no Michinaga, rebuilt into a temple in 1052 by his son, Yorimichi. The national treasure Amidado is known as the Phoenix Hall because the whole structure resembles a phoenix spreading its wings. The principle image is the Amida Nyorai Seated Statue created by the greatest sculptor, Jocho, during the Heian period. At the Museum Hoshokan, you can see exhibits of a temple bell and Unchu Kuyo Bosatsu Statues, as well as recreations of the colorfully painted interior of the Phoenix Hall. The beautiful Jodo-style garden surrounding the Phoenix Hall is not to be missed. Byodoin Temple was registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
Address 116 Uji-Renge, Uji City, Kyoto
Phone +81-774-21-2861 (Japanese only)
Hours Garden: 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Hoshokan: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.,
Phoenix Hall interior: 9:10 a.m. to 4:10 p.m. (Last admission)
* Last admission to the garden and Hoshokan is 15 minutes before closing time.
* Please understand that last admission may be brought forward before the designated time if there are large numbers of guests who want to see inside the Phoenix Hall.
Holidays Open everyday
Fee Garden + Byodoin Museum Hoshokan
Adults 600 yen
Junior high / high school students 400 yen
Elementary school students 300 yen
Phoenix Hall interior Separate fee of 300 yen
Access Take the JR Nara Line from "Kyoto Station" of JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 17 minutes, alight at "Uji Station" and walk for approx. 10 minutes.

updated on Mar 30, 2018

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