- ★★★ ミシュラングリーンガイド 三ツ星
The longest wooden architectural structure in the world
In 1164 (the second year of Chokan era), Shogun, Kiyomori Taira constructed this structure for the retired Emperor of cloistered government, Goshirakawa, at the foot of Toribe mountain. Even though this structure was burned down 80 years later, it was reconstructed in 1266 (the third year of Bunei era). Since then it has been preserved for 700 years with rebuilding 4 times (Muromachi Period, Momoyama Period, Edo Period and Showa Period). This long chapel is made of all-cypress with the Iriomoya style and clay title roofing. The length of chapel is 120m. It is called SanjyuSan (“thirty three”) gen Do because of the distance between the poles are 33ma (ma: old Japanese unit for length), and 1001 wooden figures are enshrined in the main hall. Even it is likely be to missed, the southern gate and Tukiji fence, also known as Taikou fence (this Taikou stands for Hideyoshi Toyotomi). The fence has the Jyomon structure representing a general atmosphere of Momoyama Period
Jyomon / thousand figures and thousand hand Kannon Zou
The thousand Kannon Zou lining up in ten rows is a sight to see. It is said that there is one figure which has the face that you want to meet among these wooden figures.
Michelin Green Guide
Sanjyusangen Do, Thousand hands Kannon Dou, Thousand figures and thousand hand Kannon Do and Nijyu Hachibu Shu have three star rating.
- 657, Sanjyusangendomawarimachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto city, 605-0941
- Formal Name
- Rengeouin Sanjyusangen Do
- Sangou (Mountain Name)
- No name as there are the Buddha statue belonging to Myouhou In
- Tenzai Sect.
- Senshu Kannon
- Date Founded
- in 1165 (the second year of Chokan era)
- Founding Patron
- Retired Emperor, Goshirakawa
- Cultural Properties
Main hall, Senshu Seated Figure, Raijin Zou, Wooden Nijyutachibusyu Standing Figure (National Treasures), Sourther Gate, Taikou Fence, Wooden Senshu Kannon Figure, 1001 Figures, (National Treasures, Important Cultural Properties)
Adults 600 yen
Junior High-School 400 yen
Child 300 yen
08:00 – 17:00 (ticket counter close at 16:30)
09:00 – 16:00 (during November 16 to March)
Available approx. 50 cars with free of charge to the visitor.
- Access Guide
Get off at Shichijyo Station of Keihan Railway and 7 minutes walk
Get off at Hakubutsukan Sanjyusangen Do Mae Station of Municipal bus
- Official Website