Byodo-in Temple

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The Byodoin Temple in the city of Uji near Kyoto adorns the reverse of the Japanese 10 yen coin and is best known for its distinctive“ phoenix hall ”. The original building was built in 998 as a nobleman's villa and later by a member of the then Influential Fujiwara clans acquired and converted into a temple.

Overview

Address

116 Uji-renge, Uji City (Directions)

Hours

8:30 - 17:30 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30 - 17:30
Tuesday 8:30 - 17:30
Wednesday 8:30 - 17:30
Thursday 8:30 - 17:30
Friday 8:30 - 17:30
Saturday 8:30 - 17:30
Sunday 8:30 - 17:30
Holidays 8:30 - 17:30

Website

https://www.byodoin.or.jp/en/

Designations

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

Access

10-minute walk from JR Uji Station on the JR Nara Line 10-minute walk from Keihan Uji Station on the Keihan Railway Uji Line

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