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Daitoku-ji Temple

53 Murasakino Daitoku-ji-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8231, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-491-0019
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The Daitoku-ji complex of Zen Buddhism consists of 24 temples,including Daisen-in and Ryogen-in.
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53 Murasakino Daitoku-ji-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8231, Kyoto Prefecture
Northern Kyoto
+81 75-491-0019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

My wife and I visited this place and enjoyed our visit. There were only a few visitors around, which is so much better than the "packed like sardines" ultra popular tourist attractions that the top visited Temples and Shrines are.

Thank PlanetOz
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Oct 7 Similar to the Nanzen-ji Temple, this one has beautiful Zen gardens too. We asked what happens if the lines in the sand are disturbed by nature or by leaves or animals. The carefully drawn lines must be re-done. We sat on the adjacent...More

Thank alohatripper
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Quite far away from most of the places in Kyoto but it is just nice here. Beautiful. Calm and peace. Good walk around.

Thank KwinAun
Reviewed 9 October 2017 via mobile

This complex has numerous sub temples and gardens and even a restaurant. We visited Korin-in, daisen, and Nishi Hongaji. And the main temple. It was kind of a lot of similar things. The zen gardens are peaceful, as long as you don’t have a crowd...More

Thank travellerfromatown
Reviewed 5 September 2017 via mobile

Took a 40m bus ride here only to find out that you cannot take pictures of the Zen Garden. I didn't go in out of protest.

Thank TouristIAm
Reviewed 14 August 2017 via mobile

A bit of a bus ride from the center, Daitoko-Ji is the site of many temples, four of which you can visit. Beautiful Japanese gardens, old wooden temples, all in a quiet park-like setting. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank robert240
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We went to Daitokuji temple to get our fill of zen gardens. These often feature raked pebbles. The main temple is off-limits. You pay a separate entry fee for each sub-temple you visit, which can add up. Usually 4 are open, rarely more, but on...More

Thank Julian T
Reviewed 1 July 2017 via mobile

I traveled kyoto a lot, as you see there are thousands of temple in the city. Daitokuji is one of the popular temple and all guide book I bought in Japan had this temple. If I point out Daitokuji compare with others, - one big...More

Thank Monique1794
Reviewed 29 June 2017

There are many shrines in this complex. It is very important historic part of the development of the Edo period of Japan. It is also a nice place to walk around and enjoy some of their gardens..

Thank manders2016
Reviewed 28 May 2017

We came to this temple & Zen garden on the same day that we found the golden pavilion, which is close by, to be absolutely swamped. Meanwhile here at this temple everything was calm serene & uncrowded. We paid for the tour & we were...More

1  Thank lovetheunexpected
Northern Kyoto
Hot springs and historic temples characterize the
leafy landscapes of Northern Kyoto. Acres of tranquil
residential streets are interrupted by some of Kyoto's
most gorgeous architectural gems, including the
majestic Golden Pavilion of Kinkakuji, the serene
artistry of the Ryoanji Temple rock gardens, and the
bold red paint across the structures of Enryakuji
Temple. Once a religious core of the city, the
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