What to do and see in Joyo, Japan: The Best Places and Tips

July 31, 2017 Brain Ambrose

Discover the best top things to do in Joyo, Japan including Byodoin Temple, Shuonan Ikkyuji Temple, Mito Shrine, Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan, Konosuyama Sports Park, Arami Shrine, Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple, Nagarebashi, Tanakurahiko Shrine.
Restaurants in Joyo

1. Byodoin Temple

116 Uji Renge, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture +81 774-21-2861
Excellent
52%
Good
38%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
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Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Byodoin Temple

Temple near Kyoto; famous statue of seated Buudha by 11th-century sculptor, Jocho.

Reviewed By ツーリスト温泉 - Kushiro, Japan

Phoenix Hall internal worship (50 people capacity: 300 yen in price) Then the white rhinoceros at the Amida Nyorai's forehead (Byakugou= light of the statue of Buddha) is black in the goddess, the light shines per step as you step out of the temple It was. It is mysterious.
修学旅行以来で、連れは初めての訪問。10円玉に描かれていることは知っていても、どんなものか知らない連れはとても楽しみにしていました。南門から入り、鳳翔館という博物館の横を抜け、鳳凰堂へ!階段を降りていくと左に不動堂や最勝院をお参りして、鳳凰堂の裏手から眺めることに。すると「鳳凰堂内部拝観ができますよ、もうすぐ締め切ります。」というスタッフの声!20分おきに定員50名だったので300円払って、内部へ!中は創建当時のままで様々な楽器を持った雲中供養菩薩像が飾られ、装飾は薄くなっていましたが、床に近いところより高いところに壁画や装飾が見られました。説明を聞きながら感心していると、阿弥陀如来坐像の
白毫(びゃくごう=仏像の額にある光)がお堂の中では黒く、お堂から一歩出ると光があたり輝いていました。不思議です。鳳凰堂の前の阿字池から眺めてもお堂の中の阿弥陀如来坐像の白毫は輝いていました。とても癒されました。ご朱印をいただくときも対応が丁寧で、集印帳に記名(集印帳)と達筆で書いて頂き感謝しています。
また、博物館「鳳翔館」では間近に雲中供養菩薩像が見られたり、鳳凰堂の装飾を再現した映像が見られたりでき、修復前の鳳凰が展示していたりと良い勉強になりました。
In the museum "Byodoin Museum Hoshokan" you can see Unchu Kuyo Bosatsu Statues nearby, or you can see images reproducing the decoration of The Phoenix Hall, and decorations before restoration are on display. You can know the heart of the founder who drew hope in the afterlife 1000 years ago.できればまたゆっくり、そして表門の門前町などゆっくり眺めたいなと思いました。

2. Shuonan Ikkyuji Temple

102 Satonouchi, Takigi, Kyotanabe 610-0341, Kyoto Prefecture +81 774-62-0193
Excellent
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4.5 based on 43 reviews

Shuonan Ikkyuji Temple

Reviewed By J4ZM1N3 - Perth, Australia

Located in the suburb of Kyotanabe, away from touristed hot spots, this temple is a hidden gem. It's absolutely beautiful during the autumn season with red leaves surrounding the vista. It's beautiful and peaceful. You can enjoy a quiet tea ceremony here at its tea hall.

3. Mito Shrine

89 Mitosaka, Terada, Joyo 610-0121, Kyoto Prefecture +81 774-53-9870
Excellent
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4 based on 8 reviews

Mito Shrine

Reviewed By ちょっとそこまで君 - 福岡

水度神社は、JR奈良線城陽駅から東へ約1kmに位置しています。行きはちょっとした坂道となりますが、帰りは当然下り坂です。参道を歩くと見えてくる優雅な建物の本殿は、国の重要文化財に指定されています。落ち着きのある神社です。

4. Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 612-0882, Kyoto Prefecture +81 75-641-7331
Excellent
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Good
27%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 19 reviews

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

This shrine is one of many located throughout Japan that was built to honor Inari, the Shinto god of rice.

Reviewed By Andy_J_Harris - Adelaide, Australia

Too often the big name sites like this end up being destroyed by the commercialisation that unfortunately seems all too inevitable, however this has survived. While there are plenty of people trying to sell you things, they are largely confined to the same areas and there are plenty of spaces that are still serene (well as serene as somewhere can be with millions of people coming through each year). Either way its definitely worth a visit.

5. Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan

116 Ujirenge, Uji 611-0021, Kyoto Prefecture +81 774-21-2861
Excellent
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Good
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4.5 based on 145 reviews

Byodo-in Temple Museum Hoshokan

Reviewed By Emma C - Oxford, United Kingdom

Everything in here is very interesting and some of it is very beautiful. It contains items that were in the main temple: buddhas, bells, sutra and decoration. There isn't that much in the way of English descriptions and no photos are allowed, but it was a great place to visit nonetheless.

6. Konosuyama Sports Park

1 Terada Okuyama, Joyo 610-0121, Kyoto Prefecture +81 774-55-6222
Excellent
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Satisfactory
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4 based on 6 reviews

Konosuyama Sports Park

Reviewed By marimomo - Kyoto, Japan

12月1日からイルミネーションを開催しているので、
行ってきました。
手作り感がたっぷりなイルミネーションを見ることができ、
露店がでていたり、イベントを行っていました。

7. Arami Shrine

165 Tono Aramida, Joyo 610-0111, Kyoto Prefecture +81 774-52-2014
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4 based on 5 reviews

Arami Shrine

Reviewed By marimomo - Kyoto, Japan

JR長池駅からのんびり歩いて10分くらいのところにある
静かな神社です。11月に入ったのですが、七五三ののぼりが
立っていました。

8. Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple

34 Gokasho Sanban-wari, Uji 611-0011, Kyoto Prefecture +81 774-32-3900
Excellent
50%
Good
44%
Satisfactory
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4.5 based on 116 reviews

Obakusan Manpuku - ji Temple

Reviewed By nakajimah - Bagneux, France

Not far from Kyoto, nevertheless there is a temple of which atomosphere is quite different: quiet, restful and unusual. The temple is Obakusan Manpukuji in Uji, near stations Obaku of a JR-line and a Keihan-line. The temple is the main temple of Obaku-shu, one of the three zen branches, founded in 17 century by an invited chinese monk Ingen Ryuki. The temple is a copy of chinese temple of the Ming period. Different buildings and their inscriptions (writings) bring you in an ancient chinese temple and you may feel exotic atomosphere.
I have visited here twice and twice for practicising zazen of the introductory course. It needs a reservation. It was done in the Hohdoh and lasted about one hour with two sessions of 15 minutes, an explanation of techniques and hohwa (on the Buddhist philosophy).
After zazen, I have lunched at the restaurant of the temple where one can enjoy the Futcha cooking, dishes of chinese zen temple, similar to the shozin cooking. I appreciated its taste. I found that doing zazen and having a lunch here were highly compatible.

to Kumiyamacho, Kusegun, Yawata 614-0000, Kyoto Prefecture
Excellent
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54%
Satisfactory
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Poor
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4 based on 51 reviews

Nagarebashi

Reviewed By にんじんandグリーンピース - Tokyo, Japan

This bridge is nothing more than the longest wooden bridge in Japan. The bridge slads can be floated if the river is flooded. Quite a few movies have been shot here because of traditional Japanese coutry side scenery (surprisingly you can take a photo without any modane buildings here!) The bridge is totally away from the main stream of Kyoto sightseeing but it is great to see the real Japan. But all about this is a wooden bridge sometimes loose the slads, it is great place if you want to see untouched Japan not far away from Kyoto.

10. Tanakurahiko Shrine

49 Tanabetanakura, Kyotanabe 610-0331, Kyoto Prefecture +81 774-62-2460
Excellent
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4.5 based on 4 reviews

Tanakurahiko Shrine

Reviewed By hifu2014 - Saitama Prefecture, Japan

京田辺駅から10分くらいです。境内も広く歴史を感じます。由緒は推古天皇時代にさかのぼるみたいです。本殿は桃山時代建築で改修された美しい桧皮葺の屋根が素晴らしいです。ゆっくり参拝できます。

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