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JAPAN

Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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Use the "JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER" for train and map information helpful in traveling around Japan.

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  6. Rengeo-in Temple (Sanjusangen-do)

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Attractions

Rengeo-in Temple (Sanjusangen-do)Kyoto

Rengeo-in is a temple that is famous for its 1,001 Senju Kannon-zo (statues of "thousand-handed" goddesses of mercy), each of which has many hands. The main hall and the Senju Kannon-zazo (a seated image of Kannon) that it contains and that is the focus of worship at this temple are designated as National Treasures. The Senju Kannon-zo are designated by the national government as Important Cultural Properties. Also enshrined here are many other Buddhist images which are designated as National Treasures. The main hall was constructed in the 12th century. After being subsequently destroyed by fire, it was rebuilt in the 13th century. Of the 1,001 Senju Kannon-ritsuzo (standing Buddhist images) which surround the National Treasure Senju Kannon-zazo, 124 are part of the original construction; 876 of these images were created when the main hall was rebuilt. Each one of these minutely detailed images have different faces and dress.
 
Address & Access
Address: 657 Mawari-cho, Sanjusangendo, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Admission Fee: 600 yen (regular fee)
Closed: Open throughout the year
Directions
JR Kyoto Stn./Bus/10-min. ride/Hakubutsukan Sanjusangendo-mae Stop/3-min. walk
 

Tourist Facilities of Japan

Rengeo-in Temple (Sanjusangen-do)