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Daigo-ji Temple

#35 of 1,012 things to do in Kyoto
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Address: 22 Daigo Higashi Ojicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 601-1325, Kyoto Prefecture
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This temple complex includes several buildings and an expansive Japanese...

This temple complex includes several buildings and an expansive Japanese garden. One of the oldest structures in Kyoto is a five-story pagoda that can be found on the temple grounds.

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RAGE|Rave: Ideal Japanese garden

RAGE|Rave.view NAME: Daigo-ji Temple LOCATION: Kyoto, Japan TIME OF YEAR: March 13 RATING: 5/5 PRICE: Included with... read more

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

RAGE|Rave.view NAME: Daigo-ji Temple LOCATION: Kyoto, Japan TIME OF YEAR: March 13 RATING: 5/5 PRICE: Included with tour RESERVATION: n/a QUALITY: Very well preserved LENGTH: 75 minutes RAVE: Traditional Japanese garden RAGE: Lots of exploration and still not sure I saw it all LOWDOWN: This was part of our week long Golden Route Cherry Blossom tour with All Japan Tours.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2017

Of all the famous temples in Kyoto this was my favourite. Truly beautiful and less visitors. Its a very calm and serene area. Almost spiritual. It's quite far from the centre and public transportation is possible but i'd recommend taking a taxi.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

One of my favourites. If I was getting married in Japan, I would love to have pictures on the bridge. Its really a magnificient place!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

It's a bit of a hike from the main tourist area of Kyoto (I think it took about 45 minutes to get there from the Gojo station), but it's well worth it. I didn't realize how enormous it would be until we made it inside, but there are 3 major sections including a museum. The star attraction, for me, was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

I visited during spring and came back again just before autumn ended. The temple complex is large and you would need to spend at least half a day if you truly wish to enjoy both the upper and lower areas of Daigo. The temple is not as crowded like other famous temples in Kyoto however the views of the cherry... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

The first thing you notice on entering the grounds is how quiet this place is. A sense of peace and serenity embalms you. An idyllic spot for meditation. For cultivating mindfulness as you appreciate the quiet beauty of the trees, the pond, the ancient temple structure and its 5 story pagoda which is a Japanese National Treasure. Best time to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I really enjoy taking an afternoon walk around this temple. As this temple is nestled away from the city area of Kyoto, it is less crowded and touristy as compared to the more popular ones like the Kiyomizu temple. We took a bus ride from our apartment and alighted in front of a shopping mall (Aru Plaza). We took our... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

To the Japanese people are too famous at Toyotomi Hideyoshi's cherry-blossom viewing(20, April 1598). Why do not you imitate power persons? And Sanpo-In's garden also splendid. It is registered as a World Heritage Site too.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

We were there in mid-Nov, the garden was so beautiful with autumn leaves. The temple compound is quite big, it is best to allow an hour or two to really enjoy this world heritage site.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

we went during fall/autumn and the site of bentendo with the bridge is the absolute highlight of our trip to kyoto. even the grounds going into bentendo felt magical and alive.

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