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Address: 526 Kodaiji Shimo-Kawaramachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-561-9966
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beautiful white sand garden

when we were there a traditional japanese wedding ceremony were taking place in the temple. red white and purple paper umberllas were displayed on the white sand garden.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 27, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

when we were there a traditional japanese wedding ceremony were taking place in the temple. red white and purple paper umberllas were displayed on the white sand garden.

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Hoboken, NJ
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015 NEW

We went here in early April for the night light up. We thought it might be a nice thing to do after dinner. It turned out to be one of the highlights of our two week trip! They have a psychedelic light show in one of the courtyards which was great. The lighting everywhere highlighted the gorgeous landscape and buildings.... More 

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Berkeley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

If you have the time to visit the other temples and shrines then this one is not a top priority but if you are in the area do go.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Kodak-ji is one of Kyoto's top sights. It's easier to find from the cobbled streets of Gion, alternatively you can enjoy a walk through the gardens of Yasaka shrine and then wal up to Kodai-ji. The gardens are wonderful, the temple has over 1000 bronze and gold lanterns and is truly a magical place to visit.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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

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

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

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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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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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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