Byodo-in is a joint temple of theJōdo-shū (Pure Land) and Tendai-shū sects founded in 1052 AD by Fujiwara no Yorimichi. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and has a half-size replica in the Valley of the Temples in Hawaii. The original wooden Phoenix Hall from 1053 AD still stands, with 2 statues of the Chinese Phoenix on the roof. It has a gold-leaf covered Heian-period statue of the Amida Buddha by Jocho, and Raigo paintings on its wooden doors. Other highlights include 52 wooden Bodhisattvas and the temple bell with reliefs of maidens and lions.
Renge-116 Uji, Uji, Kyoto Prefecture 611-0021, Japan
Nearest Transit: Rokujizo (Line: Tozai)
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