A superb Hiean-era temple in the southeast suburb of Uji, Byodo-in a brilliant place to visit for those who want to step off the beaten track.
For a quick preview of the main hall of Byodo-in, have a look at the back of a Y10 coin. This might give you some idea of the beauty of the Phoenix Hall here, but nothing compares to the real thing. And be sure to head inside to see the stunning image of Amida Buddha.
116 Uji Renge, Uji-shi
8.30am-5.30pm, last entry 5.15pm
(During the Phoenix Hall repair period: until March 31, 2014)
High and junior high school students: \200
Elementary school students: \150
Non-smoking area: Yes
10min walk from Uji Station, JR Nara line or Uji Station, Keihan line
Official Website (Japanese)
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