Sep. 26, 2019 UPDATE

Byodo-in

- 平等院 -
Traveler Friendly
English brochures are available in Byodo-in
Information
English, Chinese, and Korean
Languages spoken
Some English
4189 100 7.7 1 reviews
Sep. 26, 2019 UPDATE

Byodo-in

- 平等院 -
Traveler Friendly
English brochures are available in Byodo-in
Information
English, Chinese, and Korean
Languages spoken
Some English
4189 100 7.7 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Byodo-in Temple is a world heritage site that you can also see on the 10 yen coin
The temple was first built as a villa by Minamoto no Shigenobu in 998, over a thousand years ago. The villa was changed into a Buddhist temple by Fujiwara no Yorimichi in 1052. The next year the most famous and the only remaining original building on the site, the Phoenix Hall was built. The Phoenix Hall, also known as the Amida Hall, is a beautiful building that is surrounded by a clear pond. The hall almost looks like it was floating on top of the glistening blue pond. The architecture of the temple is spectacular; no wonder it is a world heritage site. All the buildings at the site are beautifully renovated with the bright colors of the Heian period.
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Details
Open Hours
Garden Gates 8:30am - 5:30pm * Reception area closes at 5:15pm Byodoin Museum Hoshokan 9am - 5pm * Reception area closes at 4:45pm Inside of Hoo-do Reception area 9:30am - 4:10pm Admission starts at 9:10am and 50 persons at a one time every 20 minutes. * Please understand that if there are many guests who desire to visit inside, reception area may be closed before the final reception time. * Due to Buddhist memorial services or events, admission inside may not be available.
Reservations
No
Closed
Open everyday
Price range
[Garden + Byodoin Museum Hoshokan] Adult ¥600 Junior High and High School Students ¥400 Elementary School Students ¥300 [Admission to the Inside of Hoo-do] ¥300 per person is separately required as shinokin (admission fee).
Credit cards
Not accepted
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