Byōdō-in

  • Address : 116 Ujirenge, Uji-shi, Kyoto Prefecture
    ( rough location)
  • Founder: Fujiwarano Yorimichi
  • Founded: 1052

A Buddhist temple, whose Phoenix Hall appears on Japanese 10 yen coin (obverse). The statue of Amida Nyorai in the Hall is classified as a national treasure.






The bridge Ujibashi over the Uji River (eastern end)




Monument of Murasaki Shikibu, the author of the Tale of Genji
(to commemorate the last ten chapters of the Tale, Uji-jūjyō)
(near the western end of the bridge)




The entrance to the temple




Northern side of the Phoenix Hall




Front view of the Phoenix Hall (facing the east)




The Phoenix Hall reflecting on the pond Aji-ike




One of the bronze phoenix on the roof of the center part of the Hall




Southern side of the Hall




Lotus flowers and the Hall




A lotus flower, symbol of "Gokuraku-jōdo",
the Western Pure Land or the Land of Bliss




The bell reproduced (the original is exhibited in the Museum of this temple)




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