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Byodo-in Temple

Byodo-in Temple Tours and Activities

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If you think this classic furled-roof temple looks familiar, take a look at a 10-yen coin, and you’ll see why. One of Japan's most famous temples, and a World Heritage Site, the image of its 11th century Phoenix Hall graces the coin and the 10,000-yen note.

The reason why this Buddhist temple is so famous is because it is one of the few remaining examples of Heian-era architecture, a textbook example of Japanese perfection.

Take a tour to see the famous statue of Amida and 42 Bodhisattvas from the 11th century. The surrounding gardens are also justly famous, with tranquil water gardens reflecting the temple's surrounding pines.

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Open daily 9am - 5pm (until 4pm in Winter)
Uji-shi Uji renge, Kyoto, 611-0021
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Kyoto Early Bird feat. Matcha Town tour

Kyoto Early Bird feat. Matcha Town tour

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Kyoto is the most famous tourist destination in Japan with plenty of wonderful sights to see. Here we offer a luxurious tour early in the morning that enables you to visit three of the most iconic tourist attractions in Kyoto. Enjoy the treasures of the former capital in a relaxing atmosphere thanks to fewer tourists compared to ordinary day-time tours. Be an early bird and avoid the crowd.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$130.64
Price varies by group size
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$130.64
Price varies by group size
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Exploring Kyoto - (Rakunan) South

Exploring Kyoto - (Rakunan) South

Kyoto is home to over 1,000 temples, so it can be overwhelming as a visitor to shortlist which to see. This tour focuses on the highlights of the South district (Rakunan) in Kyoto. Having a guide to take you around means you won’t get lost, and there's no need to arrange transport. Highlights include Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, and Byodoin Temple.
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  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$195.37
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Uji Walking Tour - Byodo-in temple,Nakanoshima Park, Tea Ceremony from Kyoto

Uji Walking Tour - Byodo-in temple,Nakanoshima Park, Tea Ceremony from Kyoto

Tea ceremony, temple spotting and transport by train: do all three on this tour of historic Uji from Kyoto. After traveling to the city by train, walk to iconic Ujibashi Bridge with a guide, passing through Nakanoshima Park, and stop at a Taihoan teahouse to enjoy the important business of taking tea. Before your return to Kyoto, visit Byōdō-in, Uji’s striking Buddhist temple, which dates to the Heian period, and hear about its history from your guide.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$89.46
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Kyoto Custom Half Day Tour

Kyoto Custom Half Day Tour

This private and customizable tour for Kyoto is perfect for guests who would like to have their own itinerary planned based on their interests and preferences, allowing guests to experience the city at their own pace.
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  • 4 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$139.99
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$139.99
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Highlights of East Kyoto by train, Zen, Tea, Sake

Highlights of East Kyoto by train, Zen, Tea, Sake

Experience the highlights of eastern Kyoto by train and on short walks, and let an expert with M.A. introduce studies in the history and culture of Kyoto in Japan. This type of transport gives you the opportunity to experience the most famous sights of Kyoto while feeling the pulse of local life. After a short train ride we reach the Fushimi Inari Shrine with its hundreds of scarlet shrine gates. Then we come to Manpuku-ji Temple, the main temple of the Obaku Zen School, which has retained a distinctive Chinese appearance; Uji is associated with green tea in Japan, and Fushimi is a traditional center for sake brewing . We visit the Sake Museum with sake wine tasting. The area of traditional sake breweries and has often served as a backdrop in films. The final walk through the geisha district of Gion and the old town of Kyoto rounds off this tour.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.83
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Kyoto Walking &Tasting Matcha, Sake One Day Tour

Kyoto Walking &Tasting Matcha, Sake One Day Tour

Kyoto has been the capital of Japan for over 1,000 years. To the present, you can get in touch with many traditional cultures even outskirts of Kyoto city. In this tour, you will visit Fushimi Inari Taisha, one of the most popular tourist spots in Japan, and the Uji Byodo-in, whose figure is so beautiful and widely known as it is depicted in Japanese money. Uji is also famous for producing good Japanese tea. Finally, you will visit the major sake producing district and enjoy tasting some of the different types of Japanese sake.
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  • 7 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
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$135.72
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Kyoto Custom Full Day Tour

Kyoto Custom Full Day Tour

This private and customizable tour for Kyoto is perfect for guests who would like to have their own itinerary planned based on their interests and preferences, allowing guests to experience the city at their own pace.
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  • 8 hours
  • Taking safety measures
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$243.47
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What are Byodo-in Temple hours of operation?
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Byodo-in Temple hours of operation: Open daily 9am - 5pm (until 4pm in Winter). Buy tickets in advance on Viator. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund.
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Should I book Byodo-in Temple tickets in advance?
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We recommend booking e-tickets ahead of time to secure your spot since Byodo-in Temple can get crowded. If you book with Viator, you can cancel at least 24 hours before the start date of your tour for a full refund. See all 7 Byodo-in Temple tickets and tours on Viator.
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How much does it cost to visit Byodo-in Temple 2021?
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Currently, an entrance ticket to Byodo-in Temple costs USD 89.46. Guided Byodo-in Temple tours start around USD 89.46 per person. See all 7 Byodo-in Temple tickets and tours on Viator.
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