Byodoin Temple, Historical Tourist Spot In Japan

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Japan becomes one of the country’s most visited tourist attractions. Japan has a variety of tourist attractions.

From natural attractions to historical attractions. For those who want to visit the historical nature attractions in Japan, you can visit Byodoin Temple.

This shrine is very famous for the ears of the tourists, both foreign tourists and domestic tourists. The temple built by Fujiwara No Yowimichi in 1052 is one of the world’s heritages recognized by UNESCO (the organization that overcomes education, science, and Culture of the world).

In the first, the temple was built so that people returned to Buddhism. Because, at that time many people were affected to things that were misleading and not in accordance with the teachings of Buddhism.

In 1054, it began to build the Amida-do temple as a place to worship Amida Nyorai.  There is also an old tree, a wisteria tree that is believed to be 280 years old.

Find out the location of Byodo-in Temple, Japan

Finding the location of one of Japan’s largest tourist shrines is not very difficult. 

The temple is located in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture, Japan.

Known for its world-renowned historical attractions, Uji City is also known as a green tea producer or matcha tea in Japan. 

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To do this, you can also visit the Green Tea Garden after a visit to this oldest temple in Japan.

To be able to reach the shrine located in Uji, you can use the mode of train transportation. You can use the JR Nara Line train of Kyoto Prefecture station to Uji City station.

In addition, you can also use the Keihan Dentetsu Uji Line train and stop at Keihan Uji station. The cost of the train is estimated to be around 240 yen or Rp. 33,245.00. It takes about 20 to 30 minutes to get to Uji City by train mode.

It's the estimated admission fee to Byodoin temple, Japan

If you have reached Uji city, you can walk for about 10 minutes from Uji station to the shrine.

Indeed, the distance between Uji station and the temple location is not too far.

So you can save money on your trip to the largest and oldest temple in Kyoto prefecture, Japan.

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The admission fee is divided into three categories, adult or general category, JUNIOR to Senior High School, and ELEMENTARY student category.

For adult or general category, the price of admission to this temple is about 600 yen or Rp. 83,123.00.

For JUNIOR students, the price of admission to the temple is about 400 yen or Rp. 55,428.00.

For the elementary school student category, the price of admission to the temple is about 300 yen or Rp. 41,571.00.

The ticket price does not include entrance fee to the Phoenix hall where the admission ticket is charged at about 300 yen or Rp. 41,571.00.

So, the biggest and oldest shrine in Kyoto Prefecture, Japan is not very easy and easy to reach. Total, you only need to spend about 1080 yen or Rp. 150.000,00 to 1380 yen or Rp. 201,000.00 for one visit.

It's the advantage of Byodo-in compared to historical tourist spots in Japan

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Indeed, Japan is one of the country that preserves historic attractions. Many relics from the era of the Emperor of Japan.

This is strengthened by the number of temples that are still sturdy and well preserved. So, many foreign tourists and domestic tourists feel curious about the beauty of the Temple from Japan.

One of the oldest and largest temples in Japan, Byodo-in is one of the historical tourist spots of Uji city in Kyoto Prefecture. This temple certainly has its own attraction.

So, tourists feel interested to visit the temple that was built from 1052. For that, here are some of the hallmarks of Byodo-in temple that you should know. Among them are as follows:

1. As a historical heritage in Japan

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It is no secret that Byodo-in is one of Japan’s most famous historical heritage shrines. The temple was built because of the many people that began to abandon Buddhism.

Thus, in 1052, Fujiwara No Yowimichi built this temple so that the people again held the teachings of Buddhism. And then, in 1054 it began to be built Amida-do as a place of worship to worship Amida Nyorai.

2. Although hundreds of years old, but still sturdy and maintained

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This temple is more than 1 century old. However, the temple conditions still seem sturdy and well maintained. The temple located in Uji city is beautiful with red color pattern.

This is because the Japanese government always take good care of historical relics. At this temple, tourists can take pictures with family, friends, and couples.

3. Have a beautiful view

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Byodo-In is one of the temples that has a beautiful view. This temple is located around the Green Mountains. No wonder the air around the temple is quite cool and does not contain air pollution.

There are also Aji Ike Lakes or artificial lakes around the temple. The lake has a fairly clear water colour. So, you can see the fishes swimming around the lake. So, it is unfortunate to have a trip to Uji city without visiting Byodoin temple.

4. See the architectural beauty of Phoenix Hall

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It’s not complete when you visit Byodo-in without looking at the architectural beauty of Phoenix Hall. Here, you can see Japanese temple architecture in the past.

In addition, you can also see the hundreds of years of Buddhist Amida Buddha statue. If you are interested to visit Phoenix Hall, you will have an additional fee of about 300 yen or Rp. 41,571.00 per person. So, it is not complete when you visit Byodo-in without visiting Phoenix Hall.

5. See past collections in Treasure House

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You can also see a wide collection of objects of the past stored in the temple. All items of the collection are stored in the Hosho-Kan Museum or Treasure House.

In the Hosho-Kan Museum or the Treasure House, you can see various collections of the past. Starting from artifacts, the sliding doors are adorned with sculptures, the hundreds-year old Amitabha Tathagata statue, wooded Worshipping Bodhisattvas on Clouds, to the temple bells that were used since hundreds of years ago.

All collections of Byodoin temple are stored in the Hosho-Kan Museum or Treasure House. So, you should visit this museum to see the past collections of the oldest and largest temples in Kyoto prefecture.

6. Have a few temples to visit

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In this Byodo-in, you can also see the beauty of various sub temples that have its own architectural beauty. When you enter the Byodo-in area, you will be greeted by a temple gate called Omote Mon.

Then, you can walk around the temple or enter the Kannon Do Hall or Important Cultural Property area. Here, you will be presented with a building architecture from the past. This Kannon Do Hall or Important Cultural Property was built in 1185.

After a trip to the Kannon Do Hall or Important Cultural Property, you can visit the garden area around the temple. In the park, you can see Murasaki Shikibu statue. Murasaki Shikibu is a famous novelist who authored the novel Tale of Genji. The Novel takes its background in Uji city.

Then you can also visit this sub-sub temple in Byodo-in. Yes, there are several sub temples that tourists should visit. One of the sub-temples in Byodo-in that you must visit is Saisho In.

7. Close enough to other attractions

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The location of this temple is quite with other tourist sites in Uji city. Indeed, Uji City is one of the tourist towns of Kyoto prefecture. Yes, in Uji city there are several tourist attractions close to this oldest temple.

Like, green tea plantation or Matcha, Mimurotoji temple, the Museum temple of Genji saga, Koshoji Temple, to the Byodo-in Omotesando Street selling a variety of native green tea from Uji city. So, you can visit many tours of Uji city besides the Byodo-in.

When is the right time to visit Byodo-in?

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This is the Byodoin temple you can visit every day. However, there are certain months recommended for those who wish to visit Byodo-in. The perfect time to visit Byodo-this is between March and May.

In March to May it enters spring. So, many trees around the temple that began to grow and spring back. So, the temple view looks different from other months. Then, you can also visit Byodo-in in summer. This summer takes place from June to August.

Then, you can also visit Byodo-in when you enter the autumn season. This autumn lasts from September to November. And the recommendation of the right holiday time for Byodo-in is in winter.

Winter in Japan lasts from December to February. It’s just that you need a thick jacket when visiting Byodo-in in winter. Because, the temperature in the temple area is quite cold with a temperature below 10 degrees Celsius.

If you plan to visit Byodo-in Temple, you can go straight from Monday to Sunday at 08.30 am to 17.30 pm. The number of visitors to this temple is limited every day.

To do this, you can contact the Byodo-in manager for reservations about travellers or access the historic temple site. In order, you can visit according to the day and time you have specified.

Uji is one of the most famous tourist towns in Kyoto prefecture. One of the most famous tourist spots is Byodo-in. Japan’s largest and oldest temple is crowded with foreign and domestic tourists because of its architectural beauty and history.

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