Sanjusangen-do Temple, also known as the Hall of the Lotus King, boasts one of Japan's few long wooden buildings, its main hall stretching from north to south. Although the exterior is simple and austere, the interior is shockingly different. The temple is filled with Japanese National Treasures, including Buddhist statues and cultural relics, and it is especially famous for the impressive number of statues of the Thousand Armed Kannon. These statues vary in appearance, from differences in clothing and musical instruments to expressions and postures. The temple is also known for its archery competition which is held here every year.
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The next tourist destination in Japan that can be explored while in Kyoto is the Sanjusagendo Temple which is famous for the presence of 1000 statues in it. This Japanese tourist attraction, which has been built since the 10th century as a tribute to the Bodhisatvva, is one of the preserved cultural heritages in Japan. The temple, designated a National Treasure, is situated in the Higashiyama area of Kyoto, opposite the Kyoto National Museum, and in 1604 was the scene of swordsman Miyamoto Musashi's famous duel with Yoshioka Denshichiro, as depicted in the film Duel at Ichijoji Temple. It is also known for its archery contests.
The original temple building was lost in a fire, but reconstructed in 1266. That structure has remained unchanged for 700 years since then with four great renovations during that time. The long temple hall, which is about 120 meters long, is made in the Wayo (Japanese) style. As there are 33 spaces between the columns, the temple came to be called Sanjusangen-do (a hall with 33 spaces between columns). Other objects of note at the temple are the roofed earthen fence and South Gate, which are registered as Important Cultural Properties. They are associated with Regent Toyotomi Hideyoshi and reflect the aesthetics of the 16th century.
There are so many temples in Kyoto. If you want to go shopping, I am afraid I will stay here for a few months.
But here you must come, even if you don't look at the Buddha statue, just take a look at the vermilion cloister here, take a look at the people's shooting range here, and see the red-crowned cranes in the garden, they will not let you Disappointed. The name of the
Thirty-three Hall is derived from the 34 pillars of its main hall. The temple is divided into thirty-three rooms, and there are more than a thousand Guanyin statues. It is also because of the depth of the temple that the long-range festival is held here every January. We visited all the way to see the photos of the long-range festival. Here, it is not just a temple, but more about the convergence and spread of culture. Whether it's a young man who comes here to celebrate archery, or a bandage in the winter, perhaps culture is here.