Byodoin Temple 【World Heritage】

The Hoo-do - reflects the elegant image of a phoenix with its wings spread out

The Hoo-do - reflects the elegant image of a phoenix with its wings spread out

This was originally a villa of Fujiwara no Michinaga. His son, Yorimichi reconstructed it into a temple in 1052, in the late Heian Period. The Hoodo (National Treasure), an image of which is featured on the 10-yen coin, represents the Land of Happiness which noblemen dreamt of.
It’s also registered with the World Heritage.

Information

Address
116 Uji Renge, Uji-shi, Kyoto-City, Kyoto 611-0021
Access
10-minute walk after getting off at Uji Station of JR Nara Line. 10-minute walk after getting off at Keihan Uji Station of Keihan Dentetsu Uji Line
Phone
0774-21-2861
Hours
Garden 8:30-17:30 (Last reception at 17:15)
Byodoin Museum Hoshokan 9:00-17:00 (Last reception at 16:45)
Inside of Hoo-do 9:30~16:10 (Admission starts at 9:30 a.m. and 30 persons at a time every 20 minutes thereafter)
Holidays
None
Admission
Garden + Hoshokan : 600 yen for adults, 400 yen for junior and high school students, 300 yen for elementary school students
Admission to the Inside of Hoo-do : 300 yen per person is separately required as shinokin (admission fee)
Website
https://www.byodoin.or.jp/en/index.html