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Byodo-in Temple

Travel Guide - Byodo-in Temple


Byodo-in was originally a villa of an influential aristocrat, Fujiwara-no-Michinaga. Then the villa was converted into a Buddhist temple by his son, Fujiwara-no-Yorimichi in 1052.
The temple's Hoo-do Hall (Phoenix Hall) was constructed in 1053 as an embodiment of Amida's heavenly palace in the Pure Land dreamed up by aristocrats of the Heian Period (794 - 1185). The figure of the building resembles the shape of the mythical bird, and there are also two bronze phoenixes ornamented on the roof. Hoo-do Hall is the only original remaining building and one of the few extant examples of the architecture at that time. Today, the image of the graceful hall can also be seen on Japanese 10 yen coins. The exterior of the hall was beautifully renovated in 2014.
The temple's museum called Hosho-kan exhibits the original temple bell, door paintings and the original phoenix roof adornments.
The temple was registered as a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) in 1994.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:30 -17:30 *admission until 17:15
  • Hosho-kan Museum: 9:00 - 17:00 *admission until 16:45


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 600 yen (General, Adult)
  • 400 yen (Student)
  • 300 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 10 minutes walk from JR Uji Station
  • 10 minutes walk from Uji Station on the Keihan Uji Line

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 116, Uji Renge, Uji-shi, Kyoto, 611-0021


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