"1001 statues of Kannon" Sanjuusangen-do Tip by muratkorman

Sanjuusangen-do, Kyoto: 22 reviews and 39 photos


Sanjusangendo is famous for 1001 statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy. The temple is also called Rengeo-in. It was built in 1164. The main hall which hosts the statues, is Japan's longest wooden structure with over 100 meters. In the center, a large Kannon sits and 500 smaller statues stand on each side. The powerful and dynamic statues of Thunder God and Wind God are placed at both sides of the temple hall on raised pedestals of cloud shape. 28 images placed in a straight line in front of 1001 Kannon statues are guardian deities which protect the Buddhist deity Kannon. The temple is open everyday from 8 am to 5 pm. Admission fee is 600 JPY.

Directions: Take bus no 100, 206 or 208
Phone: (075) 525-0033

Review Helpfulness: 2 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Sep 25, 2009
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