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Daikaku-ji Temple

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Address: 4 Saga, Osawa-cho, Kyoto 616-8411, Kyoto Prefecture
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For those who love nature must visit here more than any famous temple in Kyoto because there was natural walk way here like bamboo forest, swamp, cherry blossom tree (sakura) view... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 30 October 2016
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

For those who love nature must visit here more than any famous temple in Kyoto because there was natural walk way here like bamboo forest, swamp, cherry blossom tree (sakura) view on the season The temple was so peaceful and amezing, we was just sit and enjoy the nature here Not crowded at all espacially bamboos groves was nobody only... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2016

This is a mixed bag. On one hand, this grouping of separate Buddhist temples is an opportunity to see a variety of gardens in one stop, all in a pretty and peaceful forested setting. . But: No single garden approaches the beauty of the likes of Nanzen-ji or Ginkakuji, to name just two. And, each charges its own admission fee,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 April 2016

A beautiful landscape within the temple area, and not much crowded so that I could enjoy the best of it.

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Tsukuba, Japan
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

Daikakuji is a large temple in the Sagano district, the west north part of Kyoto's. It was originally built in the early 800s as the detached palace of Emperor Saga, who enjoyed spending time in this calm area on the outskirts of Kyoto. The palace was converted into a temple, 30 years after the emperor's death and has been one... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 April 2016

If you want peace and quiet to enjoy your sakura viewing, this is the best place to be in Arashiyama. 15 mins to walk, but you could take the bus 91 (230yen). The garden near the lake is amazing. You can find your inner peace and enjoy the stunning views. Perfect for self reflection. There are sakura trees, bamboo grooves,... More 

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2016 via mobile

Not worth it. Seen loads better and they charge you for every temple you visit up to 2000 yen and mostly 600 for the rest. Staff is pushy and unfriendly not common in Japan. I'm sure that's why there aren't many tourists.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

This place is beautiful and has a lot of history. As it's a way from the main drag in Arashiyama, it doesn't get the crowds of some other places. To get here, it's about a 15 min walk from Arashiyama Station or a short bus ride.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016 via mobile

This was a beautiful little temple with some gorgeous paintings and there were virtually no tourists which is ideal. It is just a bit far out from everything else which took a while to get back on track after this visit.

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Wellington, New Zealand
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

This is a temple of over 100 years situated next to a lake with beautiful gardens. There aren't many visitors to this temple so you have the luxury of experiencing the serenity of the environment to yourself. If you are looking for the zen stone garne, this may not be a temple of choice.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2016

The plus of this temple is that it's not crowded. But the journey takes a long time on a bus, and so if you plan to see this temple, your time will be maximized if you look at other things within the area (you'll still need to take transportation to see something else, though--nothing else is really close to it).... More 

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