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Ryozen Kanon

The Ryozen Kanon is a giant concrete-and-steel Buddha constructed in 1955 by Hiroshuke Ishikawa, in Kyoto. The aim of the shrine was to honour the more than one million Japanese soldiers who perished during World War II. The shrine underneath the statue is composed of the images of thunder and wind (Bodhisattva Ekādaśamukha). There are four services held daily at the shrine to honour the fallen soldiers. In addition to the memorial tablets of the known soldiers archived in the room, Ryozen Kanon also has a memorial hall dedicated to the unknown soldiers who also died during WWII.

  • Make your wish at the large, gold wishing ball and hold your breath as you wait for your dreams to be realized, before leaving Kyoto.
  • Learn about the footprints of the Buddha (Buddhapada) at Ryozen Kanon, in Kyoto. There are early Buddha representations using the Anticonic stage of Buddhist art. The art is iconic in Buddhist nations like Thailand and Sri Lanka.
  • Experience the stunning elegance of the pretty gardens, embellished by amazing cherry blossoms, adjacent to the Ryozen Kanon.

One of the most convenient methods of getting to Ryozen Kanon, in Kyoto, from Tokyo is by using the bullet train. It takes about one hour and 14 minutes. Once in the city, you can travel to the destination either by bus or train. Many people prefer using the train. Alight at the Shijo station when travelling by train. Ryozen Kanon is a 20-minute walk from the Shijo station. The subway is another potential means of transport, but you will need to take a taxi or bus to the destination once you alight.

Hotels in Ryozen Kannon

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