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Amazing Kyoto- Sanjusangendo Hall

Sanjusengendo hall is the MUST visit spot in Kyoto among many sightseeing destinations.

A large, wooden statue of a 1000-armed Kannon (Senju Kannon) sits in the center of the main hall and there are 500 statues of human sized 1000-armed Kannon standing in ten rows on each side. To walk through the long hall and see them in person is a really solemn experience. When you turn the corner into the main temple and see the multiple rows of carved statues, it literally takes your breath away!

It is a designated National Treasure. Takes about twenty minutes to walk there from Kyoto Station. Alternatively you can also take a bus from Kyoto Station.

As they open from 8am in the morning, I would recommend to get there early in the morning and enjoy its surrealism.

Hours : 8:00 to 17:00
Closed: No closing days
Admission: 600 yen
http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3900.html

by EmiOnishi

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