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Chion-in Temple, Kyoto: 7 reviews and 18 photos

  Chionin's Amida Statue
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  • Chionin's Amida Statue - Kyoto
      Chionin's Amida Statue
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  • Chionin's Sanmon Gate - Kyoto
      Chionin's Sanmon Gate
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  • Chionin Temple - Kyoto
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  • Buddha Head at Chionin Temple - Kyoto
      Buddha Head at Chionin Temple
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Chionin Temple is the head temple of the Jodo sect of Buddhism. The Sanmon Gate of Chionin is the largest in Japan and was built in the 17th century. The Amida Hall beside the hondo houses a beautiful golden statue of Buddha. On the opposite side of the hondo are stairs leading to a few other buildings, which house a giant Buddha head and other statues.

The temple grounds are free. The "seven treasures of Chion-in Temple" cost 500 yen to see.

Directions: On the left side of Maruyama Park.
Phone: 075-531-2111

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 12, 2010
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