Thought to have been established in 704, Juho-ji Temple is situated in Kyotanabe City. In the main shrine stands the statue of Juho-ji Temple's principal deity, the Thousand-Armed Bodhisattva Kannon, which is designated as an Important Cultural Property. Along with the statues in Osaka's Fujii-dera Temple and Nara's Toshodai-ji, the 180 cm tall wooden statue is one of the three masterpiece Thousand-Armed Kannon statues in Japan that actually have one thousand hands. On each of the hands is a charcoal drawn eye that has mostly faded with time. What's especially unique about the Kannon Bodhisattva statue in Juho-ji is that the face of the statue changes according to the lighting. During the day, the statue has more solemn and stately features, while in the soft lighting of dusk, it has gentler features. Prior reservation is required to see the Thousand-Armed Kannon statue (Tel: 0774-65-3422). Please inform us of the date of your visit and the number of people coming. As a rule, on rainy days or days of high humidity, statue-viewing will not be available.
- 20 Miyamaki Tonoshima, Kyotanabe City, Kyoto Prefecture
- Train : 5 minutes' walk from Miyamaki station (Kintetsu Kyoto line) or JR Miyamaki station (JR Gakken Toshi line).
- Business Hours
- 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
*Reservation is required via 0774-65-3422. There will be a Japanese explanation of the Thousand-Armed Kannon, so bringing an interpreter or someone who knows Japanese is recommended.
- Space for regular-sized vehicles: 5 cars (Price: Free)
Space for large-sized vehicles: 1 bus (Price: Free)