Although the large Bodhisattva statue of the Ryozen Kannon would suggest a temple, this is actually a war memorial for the soldiers who died in World War II. It's location right next to the Kodai-ji temple is a bit strange; I keep wondering what was there before the construction of this 24m statue in 1955.
The place is not particularly interesting for the tourist and besides, you can see the huge Bodhisattva from outside anyway. But this could be good opportunity to do something a bit different if you (or your kids!) fancy getting inside the statue.
Nearby: Kōdai-ji 高台寺 (130m), Evening tea ceremony 冬の夜の茶会 (140m), Nene No Michi ねねの道 (180m), Entoku-in 圓徳院 (220m), Hōkan-ji 法観寺 (250m), Daiun-in 大雲院 (300m), Kongō-ji 金剛寺 (310m), Chōraku-ji 長楽寺 (340m), Tōkei-ji 東景寺 (370m), Daitō-in 大統院 (500m),...
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Keywords: Japan, 日本, Japon, Kyoto, 京都, 東山, Higashiyama, 霊山観音, Ryozen Kannon