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The magnificent Buddhist Temple of Sanjusangen-do in Japan

Sanjusangen-do Temple garden

The famous Temple of Sanjusangen-do is one of the most famous Buddhist temples in the world to keep the figure made of Japanese cypress goddess of a thousand arms and a thousand more statues of the thousand armed Kannon, which are at the sides of said statue distributed in ten rows and fifty columns guarded by 28 guard protocols. The temple name literally denotes Hall with thirty three spaces between columns, referring to the detailed architecture of the main hall in the sacred building.

Sanjusangen-do Temple in Japan

Sanjusangen-do Temple in Japan

Sanjusangen-do Temple Entrance

Sanjusangen-do Temple Entrance

Sanjusangen-do Temple Architecture

Sanjusangen-do Temple Architecture

The history of the temple is located in the Edo period when Taira no Kiyomori concluded the construction of the temple under the order of Emperor Go-Shirakawa in 1164. Next, in the month of January is the temple that witnessed the famous event called Rite of Sauce, in which the faithful are touched with a sacred branch of willow on their head, to treat and prevent migraines and other illnesses.

Sanjusangen-do Temple Buddhist Bell

Sanjusangen-do Temple Buddhist Bell

Sanjusangen-do Temple garden

Sanjusangen-do Temple garden

Sanjusangen-do Temple

Sanjusangen-do Temple

To get to this wonderful place you have to walk about 20 minutes or even take a bus. The recommended lines for the bus are 100, 206 and 208 line from Kyoto Station. Admission is 600 yen and the hours are 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 pm and starting November to late March, 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 pm.

Sanjusangen-do Temple statues

Sanjusangen-do Temple statues

Sanjusangen-do Temple Thousand Buddhist Statues

Sanjusangen-do Temple Thousand Buddhist Statues

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Sanjusangen-do Temple photos: EmoHawk, m72i76, pigswillb, Nigal Raymond, Tanenhaus, Miguel Michan, Beanbagjo.

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