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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 near Ryozen Kannon

86 hotels near Ryozen Kannon

1 Hyatt Regency Kyoto

5 stars
4.9 / 5 7 reviews

644-2 Sanjusangendo-mawari Map

Combining contemporary decor and luxurious accommodation, Hyatt Regency Kyoto creates an inviting ambience for one to enjoy, while visiting Kyoto. Visitors can tour The Miho Museum, which houses... More

2 The Westin Miyako Kyoto

4 stars
4.4 / 5 14 reviews

Sanjyo Keage Higashiyama-ku Map

With spectacular views of the Japanese garden, The Westin Miyako Hotel Kyoto provides quality accommodation and professional services for an enjoyable vacation. Guests can explore the local... More

3 Gion No Yado Maifukan

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

Yasakajinja Minamimommae, Gion, Higashiyajma-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Map

Located in Gion, Kyoto's historical centre, offering good access to famous attractions such as Kiyomizu temple, Kodaiji temple and Yasaka shirine. Guests can enjoy the roof-top terrace. French... More

4 Hotel Vista Premio Kyoto

4 stars
Not yet reviewed

457 Matsugae-cho, Kawaramachidori Rokkaku Nishi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Map

The architecture and interior design of this large-chain hotel features a unique marriage between the comfort and functionality of western furniture and placidity of Japanese traditional decor.... More

5 Tazuru

4 stars
5.0 / 5

179-1 Minoya-cho, Kiyamachidori Matsubara-agaru, Map

"This historic ryokan is close to Kawaramachi down town, Gion and Pontocho. Indulge yourself in the open air bath with views of mountains in Higashiyama, Mt. Hiei and Kamo river. Also small... More

6 Hotel Tozankaku

4 stars
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431 Myohoimmaekawa-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Map

This hotel is located in a great location in Higashiyama, an ideal place for guests who want to visit Kyoto's historical places. The hotel is next to the National Musuem and a short walk away from... More

7 Junwafu Ryori Ryokan Kinoe

4 stars
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4-44-8 Bishamon-cho, Higashiojidori Matsubara-agaru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Map

This inn in Gion, where you can enjoy Kaiseki meal of Kyoto and atmosphere of Kyoto to your heart's content, is walking distance to Kenninji Temple, Yasaka Shrine, and Shijokawaramachi. The... More

8 Royal Park Hotel The Kyoto

4 stars
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Sanjo-dori Kawara-machi Higashi-iru, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Map

Located 3-minute walk from Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae subway station, this hotels modern air-conditioned rooms with smooth colors and stylish lamps have free wired internet access and big flat-screen TV.... More

9 Hotel Sunline Kyoto Gion Shijo

3 stars
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493-1 Kiyoi-cho, Yasaka Toriimae Kudaru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Map

This is a modern hotel in a very traditional area of Kyoto right next to the Gion bus stop. The Gion Shijo Train Station is only a 10-minute walk away making this a very convenient location for... More

10 Gion Fukuzumi Ryokan

3 stars
Not yet reviewed


This Ryokan has a classical Japanese style and offers special treatment with Japanese hospitality.(0509YY) The ryokan is a modern low-rise block building, and the main entrance has a Japanese... More