Byodo-in Temple in Uji of Kyoto is one of the cultural assets on behalf of Japan.
This temple was founded in 1052, and there is the history of about 1, 000 years.
In addition, Byodo-in Temple is appointed as the World Heritage List as part of the cultural assets of ancient capital of Kyoto.
The scenery of 鳳凰堂(Hoo-do) and the garden which are a representative building is very beautiful.
鳳凰堂(Hoo-do) ‘s repair is completed in 2014, and the design of the Heian era was revived!
- AWorld Heritage ‘Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto
- About Byodo-in Temple
- The relations between Byodo-in Temple and Japanese bill and coin.
- Highlight of Byodo-in Temple
- Goshuin of Byodo-in Temple
- How to get to Byodo-in Temple
17 places of temples and shrines of Kyoto are designated in ‘Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto’.
↓Details of the “Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto” is here.↓
Byōdō-in (平等院) is a Buddhist temple in the city of Uji in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan, built in late Heian period. It is jointly a temple of the Jōdo-shū (Pure Land) and Tendai-shū sects.
As well as 鳳凰堂(Hoo-do) which is representative in Byodo-in Temple, there is the highlight such as “平等院鳳翔館(Byodoin Museum Hoshokan)” which is the Japan’s first religious corporation art museum.
When you ask a Japanese as follows… “What is Byodo-in Temple?”
Most Japanese answer is as follows… “It is a 10 yen coin!!”
There is a lot of highlight as well as 鳳凰堂(Hoo-do) in Byodo-in Temple.
- 平等院鳳翔館(Byodoin Museum Hoshokan)
- 鐘楼(bell tower)(The one of the Japan’s three biggest ancient bells.)
Byodo-in Temple is 鳳凰堂(Hoo-do), after all.
Unfortunately photography is prohibited in this museum.
The exhibition area where 26 statuees of WorshipingBodhisattvas on Clouds which are a national treasure are exhibited is splendid.
Jodoin is a sub-temple of Byodo-in.
最勝院(Saisho-in) is also a sub-temple of Byodo-in.
There are two kinds of Goshuin((鳳凰堂(Hoo-do) and 阿弥陀如来(Amitabha))) in Byodo-in Temple.
●World Heritage ‘Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto’
Nearest station of Byodo-in is “Keihan Uji Line Uji Station” or “JR Uji Station”.
■Keihan Uji Station→Byodo-in
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