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Ryozen Kannon

526-2 Shimokawaracho Kodaiji, Higahsiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-2205
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This Buddhist monument is a park dedicated to people who died in World War II.
  • Excellent29%
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  • Average24%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible2%
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526-2 Shimokawaracho Kodaiji, Higahsiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0825, Kyoto Prefecture
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"unknown soldier"
in 6 reviews
"war memorial"
in 5 reviews
"small entrance fee"
in 5 reviews
"wooded hills"
in 3 reviews
"amazing sight"
in 4 reviews
"maruyama park"
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"white buddha"
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"golden ball"
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"incense sticks"
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"giant statue"
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"world war"
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"admission ticket"
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"worth a visit"
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"eastern kyoto"
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"wild monkeys"
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"from afar"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

The giant Buddha takes your breath away. I was mesmerized by the Temple. The giant Buddha Feet were also spectacular. You can feel the sacred energy here. Be sure to check the hours, as on my last visit it was closed.

Thank Tiffany G
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Kannon is the Goddess of compassion in Buddhism, and this site is dedicated to the dead of world war two. You can see the large image of Kannon from afar, and as you enter the site, you will see her framed by wooded hills and...More

Thank Dave_Cowley_Road
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't realize that this amazing site was actually dedicated to the lost Allied soldiers who served in WWII. Very interesting shrine and history, with a few small libraries that are work checking out. Very mellow, and touching.

Thank Laur12345
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Reviewed February 15, 2018 via mobile

Don’t pay into see this attraction. I’ve see so many ‘Giant Buddha’ on my travels. Yip, it a well carved statue, but you can see it from outside the gates without having to pay a single Yen. I think by the time I got here...More

Thank Lambretta101
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Reviewed October 6, 2017

the place is tranquil and peaceful. With the admission ticket, you will be given an incense to give to the goddess of mercy. If you have time, you can go to the hill at the back.

Thank fongleesu
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Reviewed October 1, 2017 via mobile

The giant statue of the Bodhisattva can be seen from outside but that is not all it is. Pay the small entrance fee (support the temple!), say a prayer at the base, then walk around back and GO INSIDE the statue. There are 10-12 Buddha...More

1  Thank Melissa R
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Reviewed September 28, 2017

You CAN see the giant Kannon from the path and skip paying the admission fee, but this is basically the Japanese version of the American 'tomb of the unknown soldier'. It's respectful to go, and a peaceful place. The Y300 admission fee is low compared...More

1  Thank gcincinnati
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Reviewed May 25, 2017

We accidentally found this place as we walked from Kiyomizu-Dera temple to Maruyama Park. Entrance fee is JPY300. Treat it as a donation to the temple. Nothing much to see other than offer some prayers here.

1  Thank Ryan H
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Reviewed May 22, 2017

If you are there on 18th, you might get lucky to see the Ritual of Yamabushi. See some photos. Otherwise you have tons of other reviews.

Thank tripzee1771
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Reviewed May 9, 2017

The 24M high white buddha inside the Temple should be very attractive to visitors while walking along. Admission fee was required for entering to the internal part of the temple but you could then took photos leisurely at your own. The place was quiet and...More

Thank YTCHENG
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