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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


Nyanta-Miya @nyanta_miya - 2019-03-13
1/75 Aeembly Kit :the Phoenix hall of Byodo-in : https://t.co/UaO3OLvKWs
Moderrn @ModerrnUp - 2019-03-06
My Trip to the Byodo-In Temple in Hawaii https://t.co/Kdf2HjuNJo https://t.co/NyXk7xastn
Scott Tsuha @Scottie7391 - 2019-03-05
A shot of one side of the Byodo in Temple in the Valley of the Temples on the Windward side.
#canon5dmarkiii… https://t.co/tqKtih6s7r
Sara 🎈 @_better_off_red - 2019-03-03
@RawBeautyKristi Go to the Byodo-In Temple!! It’s perfectly done and exactly like what you’d see in Japan! https://t.co/mBsNaCFuyK
Ali 🕊 @aligermm - 2019-03-02
@DemetriusHarmon byodo inn temple, hanauma bay, diamond head, manoa falls!
Scott Tsuha @Scottie7391 - 2019-03-01
Just splashing around. 😁
The Koi in the pond surrounding the Byodo In Temple are so big and vibrant.
.… https://t.co/9NLZEF5ynF
Erick Vivas @erickvivas - 2019-02-28
If you go to #Hawaii visit this place https://t.co/uqFxAxky5b
Chae Bae @chaebae - 2019-02-23
Byodo-In Temple by Mitch Seaver https://t.co/T54HykMI7G https://t.co/SPa4UzM4w7
MJ @MyOhMariah - 2019-02-23
Took a trip to the @byodo_in_temple yesterday, so beautiful 😍 https://t.co/iMB1tj89Xq
Mariah J Peña @MyOhMariah - 2019-02-23
Took a trip to the @byodo_in_temple yesterday, so beautiful 😍 https://t.co/iMB1tj89Xq
Shane Phair @shane_phair - 2019-02-23
@MarriottVacClub @KoOlinaResort Go to Byodo in temple, see the Polynesian cultural centre, Arizona memorial! 🤙🌴❤
Silly Shen @sillyshen - 2019-02-23
Byodo-In Temple by Mitch Seaver #photography #landscape #BlackandWhite https://t.co/Nohfj47oYg
Scott Tsuha @Scottie7391 - 2019-02-21
Taking it back a bit to the last time I went to the Byodo In Temple in the Valley of the Temples.
.… https://t.co/wUjVUDfqxa
Pearl Harbor Tours @ToursPearl - 2019-02-07
See the incredibly beautiful and peaceful Byodo-In Temple grounds. #pearlharbortours

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David Landis @david_landis - 2019-02-06
Glad to see (client) @byodo_in_temple featured in @MSN Travel as the top hidden gem in #Hawaii: https://t.co/VWCjub15bp
LandisCommunications @LandisComm - 2019-02-06
Thanks to @MSN for telling readers about Hawaii’s @byodo_in_temple as one of “50 Hidden Gems in Every State”… https://t.co/R5yxYQTBlX
JpnScope @jpnscope - 2019-01-27
Watch @kotepe_M's #periscope broadcast:

《Kote's Out-sight》仮面初会式 mask event in Byodo temple in #Tokushima #徳島… https://t.co/9OHDhQusNf
joanne short @ms24824 - 2019-01-23
@SlimMochaSkin @MlNDBLOWINGS @SocietyFrshJuss This is the graveyard but if you drive up the road you will get to the byodo in temple
salvatore ventura @salvoventura - 2019-01-12
Another still from the Byodo Temple: the water pond with these beautiful fish.
#goldfish #redfish #pond… https://t.co/cIV5fHjuVT
DanyO @YTDanyO - 2019-01-11
I added a video to a @YouTube playlist https://t.co/wNc13qwxuL Uji, Byodo in Temple, Matcha Ice Cream (Vlog 63)
GregSims @GregSims - 2019-01-11
Image of @michelle_tullis was actually taken on a small pond in Boise for stand up board maker Glide. The backgroun… https://t.co/cfTs2ckVYX
Charlee Chayatanan @CharleeChay - 2019-01-04
Byodo-In Temple on #Yelp: Temple on the back of the Japanese 500 yen coin https://t.co/iv575Q38YJ
Vanessa .B. @vane84 - 2019-01-03
@haleighbroucher Stairway to heaven, the byodo temple there so much to do and see. It’s always been my dream to go.… https://t.co/yUF7cMeIM6
Vanessa .B. @vane84 - 2019-01-03
@haleighbroucher Stairway to heaven, the byodo temple there so much to do and see. It’s always been my dream to go.… https://t.co/yUF7cMeIM6
Kanpai! Japan @KanpaiJapan - 2018-12-31
[Today's Kanpai picture]
Byodo-in - The phoenix temple
https://t.co/UfbEoMXYoi https://t.co/kjyuYeRl2i
6 Sense Media History @HistoryFlow - 2018-12-20
Believed to be largest wooden Buddha carved in past 900 years at #Byodo-In Temple on #Oahu. https://t.co/M6nVYB8BWL
Kansai Odyssey @KansaiOdyssey - 2018-12-15
Part of out Hawaiian retreat-- Did you know there is a Byodo-in Temple--in #Hawaii!! We didn't! #valleyofthetemples… https://t.co/O6sRM8nCuq
6 Sense Media History @HistoryFlow - 2018-11-28
Believed to be largest wooden #Buddha carved in past 900 years at #Byodo-In Temple on #Oahu. https://t.co/dQHsI0IaWF
Mary Deal @Mary_Deal - 2018-11-28
New artwork for sale! - 'Byodo In Temple Kahaluu Hawaii' - https://t.co/QpPtmdKduz @shoppixels https://t.co/XZiANCQ9Vz
Coins of 1984 @martinb6830 - 2018-11-26
@coin_greatest Cool, i thought that Byodo-In temple is the same like that from the coin...Or maybe that from the st… https://t.co/5ZDrfQnnl6


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