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Address: 526 Kodaiji Shimo-Kawaramachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-561-9966
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This one home of the Great Buddaha Hall

What a marvellous place this is near to Nara and home of the Great Buddha Hall one of the largest Buddha's made of metal in the World. We went here on a trip prior to getting on... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed June 29, 2015
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

I went through quickly so not much to say. Suggest to take a photo of the temple name first this will help later when you have a bunch of temples and you forget which is which.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

What a marvellous place this is near to Nara and home of the Great Buddha Hall one of the largest Buddha's made of metal in the World. We went here on a trip prior to getting on board a Cruise ship to go around Japan, Taiwan and Russia

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

this was a fabulous site...better than anticipated. There is a very well- marked trail going through the grounds that takes you through many of the various temple buildings that most places do not allow you to access. Very peaceful and beautiful. You can walk up into a bamboo forest behind the grounds, go into a living quarters with tatami mats,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015 NEW

This is one of Kyoto's most important temples, so if you're interested in traditional Japanese architecture, religion, and culture, it's an important destination. It's grounds and gardens are beautiful, and there are several national cultural sites on the temple grounds.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015 via mobile

On our second visit to Kyoto we decided to visit smaller an less crowded temples. This was an excellent choice, beautiful gardens and temple. We spend one hour here taking nice pictures. You can see a lot of japanese girls wearing kimonos. This temple is like a lucky charm for young couples and girls looking for love. We eat in... More 

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Bury St Edmunds, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

There are a lot of steps and you need to walk a lot but this is a superb site, really peaceful despite the crowds and the various buildings are are amazing. Looking up to the huge wooden structure you wonder how it still stands. There is a pagoda in the distance but I didnt have the time to go closer... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I loved that when we went there it was very serene and away from the crowd of tourists. You can linger within the grounds and stay staring at the garden and the surrounding nature as you reflect on the events of the day.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2015

Kodaiji temple is in Kyoto nene street,it's a zen Buddha temple,,well worth a visit if you like to see different temples,,,setting and the gardens are beautiful,,has a lot of history,,,

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I'm not sure how Kodai-ji compares to the many other temples in Kyoto, since this is the only one we had the opportunity to visit. Nevertheless, we felt that the visit was worth it. I'm guessing that most Japanese temples of old, were built amidst the most salubrious natural surroundings. So the walk through was more calming and enjoyable than... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

This temple is best viewed at night, since its all lit up, but even during the day, they have a fascinating dry garden with a dragon form buried under the sand. Makes for lovely pictures!

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Address: Address: 526 Kodaiji Shimo-Kawaramachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-561-9966
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

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