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Daikaku-ji Temple

4 Sagaosawacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8411, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-871-0071
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4 Sagaosawacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8411, Kyoto Prefecture
Western Kyoto
+81 75-871-0071
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I was on the fence as to whether to see this place or Ryoan-ji. As luck would have it, I had the time for both. I was disappointed by Ryoan-ji, but absolutely loved Daikaku-ji. The temple was uncrowded and impressive. The rock garden was amazing,...More

Thank RexBannerHasPuppies
Reviewed 9 August 2017

I should went and visit this temple first when we went to Arashiyama area instead river side. This temple was not many people at all compere to Tenryu-ji temple and bamboo forest side. If you like to relax and see temple I recommend to go...More

Thank Mayumi Y
Reviewed 26 July 2017

the temple is a quite zone. I visited the temple in march 2016 and was a very nice and warm period. not to much tourists around. is very close to the bamboo forest.

Thank Vlad V
Reviewed 10 June 2017 via mobile

We were biking around the area to see temples and the bamboo forest as we came across this beautiful place. Less people, excellent view and cute lake. It might be because of the lake and the view that I am rating this so high but...More

Thank Janet B
Reviewed 13 April 2017

The nicest of the temples I visited in Kyoto. Very beautiful gardens and lake. Not too over run with tourists.

Thank anotherplanetwithyou
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Just my favorite memory of Japan.. The harvest moon festival, so well organized and the people were amazing and so kind.. we bought a boat ride to see the full moon, you receive a ticket that has a different color depending on the time you...More

Thank Romangirl79
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...More

1  Thank Hoon M
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...More

1  Thank jrandalicia
Reviewed 22 April 2016

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

Thank Wuthichai R
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...More

Thank mabei0123
Western Kyoto
Western Kyoto is home to some of the city's best
eccentricities. Kyoto's Saga-Toriimoto Preserved
Street takes visitors back in time to the Meiji
Period, where old homes have been transformed into tea
houses and eateries. Pleasure boats drift down the
riverbank, under wooden bridges that beckon nature
lovers to hiking trails and botanical walks. The
area's famously tall bamboo groves, monkey park, and
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