After checking in and getting settled at the Hyatt Regency, it was time to do a bit of exploring before our pre-dinner run! And to keep it simple – we decided to visit one the temples that we’ve never been and also right next to the hotel – the Regeoin Sanjusangendo.
The temple itself was built back in the mid 12th Century and was rebuilt mid-13th century because of a fire. Since then it was a sacred events and also archery tournaments during the Edo-period. But the most famous thing about the temple is that it is home of over a thousand standing statues of guardian deities.
Before entering the temple grounds, make sure that you explore the grounds a bit because the surroundings are amazingly kept and during cherry blossom season, the scenes are amazing.
For those who are curious about what’s inside, unfortunately, no photos were allowed – and given that it was a temple – you should always respect that. For those who are planning to visit Kyoto – don’t miss the Regeoin – because the inside is impressive. Just don’t forget to leave your shoes outside.