The Ryozen Kannon is a war memorial built in 1955 to commemorate those who died in the Pacific War during World War II. It has a 24 metre high concrete and steel statue of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara (Kannon) who embodies compassion, tablets with names of the 2 million Japanese who died in World War II, and an altar with soil from every Allied cemetery from the Pacific theater.
Kodai-ji Shimokawaracho, Kyoto
Nearest Transit: Higashiyama (Line: Tozai)
Ryozen Kannon and Nearby Attractions on Map
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Eikandō Temple(2 km)
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Heian Shrine(1.9 km)
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Higashi Otani Mausoleum(0.2 km)
The Higashi Otani Mausoleum contains the mortal remains of priest Shinran Shonin, the founder of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism.
Higashi Honganji(2.4 km)
The Higashi Honganji Temple is the headquarters of the Honganji faction of the Jodo Shinshu sect.
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