Sanjūsangen-dō or Rengeō-in-hon-dō

Local name三十三間堂
LocationHigashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan

Sanjūsangen-dō is a Buddhist temple of the Tendai sect in the Higashiyama district of Kyoto, Japan.

The temple was founded in 1164 by Taira no Kiyomori for the cloistered Emperor Go-Shirakawa. It is officially known as Rengeō-in and belongs to the Myōhō-in temple complex.

Sanjūsangen-dō is most famous for its massively long hondō dating from 1266 and designated a National Treasure of Japan, and the collection of sculptures it houses, including 1001 standing Thousand-armed Kannon, 28 standing attendants, a statue of Fūjin and a statue of Raijin, and the principal image of the temple, a big seated statue of Thousand-armed Kannon, all of them designated National Treasures in the category of sculptures, most of them dating to the Heian to Kamakura periods.

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Opening hours

Nov 16 - Mar: daily: 9 am - 4 pm
Apr - Nov 15: daily: 8 am - 5 pm


Regular: 600 JPY
Students: 400 JPY
Children: 300 JPY

More information and contact


Official Website

More information at

Phone +81-075-561-0467

Coordinates 34°59'16.718" N 135°46'18.36" E

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