Sightseeing in Kyoto

Let's visit "Byodo-in"! the World Heritage Site in Kyoto, and many other national treasures and important cultural properties in its history of 1,000 years.

Source by: Kyoto free photo gallery/http://photo53.com/byodoin1.php

Among many historical buildings in Kyoto, "Byodo-in" is registered as a World Heritage Site and it was built almost 1000 years ago.
Byodo-in is well known for its portrayal of the Byodoin Houoo-Hall(Phoenix Hall) on the Japanese 10 yen coin. The temple was chosen for the motif of the 10 yen coin in 1951, and has remained ever since.

There are many important properties and national treasures in the temple. We highly recomment you to visit this World Heritage Site, and take a stroll around Uji river together.

Table of Contents for this Article

1,Basic Information about World Heritage Site "Byod-oin (Phoenix Hall)"
2,Useful Information about World Heritage Site "Byodo-in (Phoenix Hall)"
3,Introduction of the Temples of Byodo-in
4,Introduction of Important cultural properties and National Treasures of Byodo-in
5,Photos of Byodo-in
6,Access Information to "Byodo-in (Phoenix Hall)"

1,Basic Information about World Heritage Site "Byodoin (Phoenix Hall)"

Name: Byodo-in (Houo-do)
English Display: BYODO-IN (Phoenix Hall)
Prefecture: Kyoto prefecture
Area: South of Kyoto prefecture (Uji/ Joyo)
Address: 116 Uji Renka, Uji city, Kyoto prefecture
Telephone Number: 0774-21-2861
Days Closed: None
Admission Hours:

・Garden: 8:30~17:30(Last admission 17:15)
・Byodo-in Museum 9:00~17:00(Last admission 16:45)
・Inside Phoenix Hall 9:30~16:10(Reception desk open at 9:10)
※Admission is every 20 minutes and per 50 people.
※If there are many people who request to see the inside of the temple, admissions may close before the final admission time.
※Admission may not be allowed on certain dates due to other events.

Admission fee:

・Garden+Byodo-in Museum
Adults ¥600
Middle/High school student ¥400
Elementary schoolers student ¥300
※There is no fee that only admission to the garden.
・Inside of Phoenix Hall
Payment ¥300

Parking: None
※Meter parking is nearby
※We recommend taking public transportation because coin parking fills up quickly when there are many visitors

Official Website: http://www.byodoin.or.jp/ja/index.html

2,Useful Information about World Heritage Site "Byodo-in (Phoenix Hall)"

Less than 10 minute walk from the station: ◯
Credit card: Not accepted
Accompanied by: Friends/ Date/ Family/ Alone
Staff who can speak foreign languages: Unknown
Free Wi-Fi: Unknown
Estimated visiting time: Approximately 60 minutes (Garden+Museum)

3,Introductions of the Temples of Byodo-in

Map of Byodo-in

Map of Byodo-in
Source by: Byodo-in Phoenix Hall official web site/http://www.byodoin.or.jp/ja/visit.html

Buildings of Byodo-in

・Houo-do(Phoenix Hall) ※National treasure
・Rakan-do ※Uji city designated important cultural property
・Jodo-in yourinansyo-in ※Important cultural property
・Kannon-do ※Important cultural property
・Grave of Minamoto no Yorimasa

4,Introduction of Important cultural properties and National Treasures of Byodo-in

Take a look at the important cultural properties and national treasures that are stored in Byodo-in.

●National Treasures

Houo-do(Phoenix Hall)
Mokuzo amidanyorai-zazo
Mokuzo unchokuyobosatsu-zo
Mokuzo tengai
Houo-do hekihiga

● Important cultural properties

Mokuzo juichikannon-ritsuzo
Jodo-in yourin ansho-in

5,Photos of Byodo-in

Byodo-in Hoou-do
Byodo-in (Phoenix Hall)

Byodo-in Hoou-do in evening
The beauty of inverted image of Byodo-in

Byodo-in Hoou-do in night
Byodo-in at night

Byodo-in from the sky
The view of Byodo-in from the sky

The garden of Byodo-in
The garden of Byodo-in

6,Access Information to Byodo-in

Address: 116 Uji Renka, Uji city, Kyoto prefecture
Telephone Number: 0774-21-2861

(by Train):
10 minute walk from JR Nara line "Uji" station
10 minute walk from Keihan train Uji line "Kyohan Uji" station
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Date created:2016/07/08

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