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Byodo-in (The 10yen Temple)

Whenever I show my Japanese friends my photos of Byodo-in(平等院) they exclaim ああ十円玉("aa juu en dama"/"Ah! The 10yen coin"), because an image of this temple is on the 10yen coin. Unfortunately the entry fee to the temple is not 10yen, though!

From April 2013 to April 2014, this temple underwent major restoration works. In this gallery there are photos from before, during and after the restoration works.

Byodo-in is a Buddhist temple located in Uji city which is just south of Kyoto city. The temple is not far from either the JR Uji Station on the JR Nara Line or Keihan's Uji Station on the Keihan Uji line. The entrance fee is 600yen (BTW they only charged 300yen during the restoration period which was nice of them).

The Phoenix Hall (Post Restoration)
The Phoenix Hall (Post Restoration)
The Phoenix Hall (Pre Restoration)
The Phoenix Hall (Pre Restoration)
The South End (Post Restoration)
The South End (Post Restoration)
The South End (Pre Restoration)
The South End (Pre Restoration)
From the North East (Post Restoration)
From the North East (Post Restoration)
From the North East (Pre Restoration)
From the North East (Pre Restoration)
By a tree (Post Restoration)
By a tree (Post Restoration)
By a tree (Pre Restoration)
By a tree (Pre Restoration)
Accross the Pond (During Restoration)
Accross the Pond (During Restoration)
Accross the Pond (Pre Restoration)
Accross the Pond (Pre Restoration)
By the Wisteria Garden
By the Wisteria Garden
Wisterias at Byodo-in
Wisterias at Byodo-in
Close Up of the Rocks
Close Up of the Rocks
Byodo-in Museum
Byodo-in Museum
Through a Doorway
Through a Doorway
Jodo-in
Jodo-in
At the Bridge (Pre Restoration)
At the Bridge (Pre Restoration)
Towards the Bridge (Pre Restoration)
Towards the Bridge (Pre Restoration)
From the North West (Pre Restoration)
From the North West (Pre Restoration)
The Back of the Phoenix Hall (Pre Restoration)
The Back of the Phoenix Hall (Pre Restoration)
A Closer Look (Pre Restorantion)
A Closer Look (Pre Restorantion)
My Favorite Shot (Pre Restoration)
My Favorite Shot (Pre Restoration)
Capturing Byodo-in
Capturing Byodo-in
Looking out through the Gate
Looking out through the Gate