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Daigoji Temple

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Address: 22 Daigo Higashi Oji-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 601-1325, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-571-0002
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Description: This temple complex includes several buildings and an expansive Japanese...
This temple complex includes several buildings and an expansive Japanese garden. One of the oldest structures in Kyoto is a five-story pagoda that can be found on the temple grounds.
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Amazing... Another top ten must see temple in Kyoto

This was awesome... Another temple that we were lucky to see when it wasn't crowded and we loved it. The sense of piece that you are over come with is unreal. This is one to add... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 18, 2015
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Dublin, Ireland
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39 reviews 39 reviews
8 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This was awesome... Another temple that we were lucky to see when it wasn't crowded and we loved it. The sense of piece that you are over come with is unreal. This is one to add to the list. One downside is it was a little difficult to find but we just asked a local who kindly pointed us in... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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9 attraction reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

We spent 11 days in Kyoto and saw many temples in that time - all beautiful. This one, along with Zenrinji Eikan-do, was a particular favourite. It is harder to get to and attracts fewer tourists. The gardens literally took my breath away - photography is mostly not allowed and so probably helps to keep this place more of a... More 

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Chicago Illinois
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41 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Daigoji is home to Sanbo-in (sometimes Angled as Sampo), a sub-temple with what in my non-humble opinion is the finest garden in Japan. A product of Hideyoshi, the Sanbo garden is a green place of great complexity and solitude with over 1000 rocks all well placed and interesting. Trees, bridges, raked gravel, ponds - all wonderful. Plus great fusuma (sliding... More 

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Richmond North Yorkshire
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60 attraction reviews
253 helpful votes 253 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014 via mobile

Allow plenty of time to get there and back and for the visit.... Some spectacular trees on November. Also surely one of the best wooden pagodas in Kyoto. Well worth the trek out to it and much less crowded than many of the other sites.

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Chino Hills, California
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28 attraction reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

The small pagoda/pond/bridge (Bentendo hall) scene in autumn is perhaps the most beautiful place in the world, especially when there's very few people. It's a little out of the way, about 20-30 minutes by train from Kyoto, and another 30-40 minute walk, or 5-8 minute bus/cab ride from the local station. This reduces the crowds by a lot, even during... More 

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melbourne
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 attraction reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

It was the weekend and we were dreading the crowds...when we got there we were the only ones there....loved it....

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Melbourne, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Very quiet, away from crowded other temples. The setting of lake and the temple was so beautiful we sat at the lake admiring and appreciating the surroundings.

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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164 attraction reviews
288 helpful votes 288 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014 via mobile

The garden here in my opinion was the best one in Japan. It is the type of garden I would love to have complete with rock islets, a bridge and small Zen garden. It is a shame that no photos are allowed in the garden nor were there any postcards. The hall called Samboin was home to the Archbishops of... More 

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Osaka, Japan
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23 reviews 23 reviews
14 attraction reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014 via mobile

Daigo-ji wasn't in my itinerary coz it was not well known to me but my husband insisted we must go. I complained much after hiking uphill from the subway passing by houses and graveyard. When we entered it was worth it! I had forgotten the sweat. The environment was peaceful and tranquil coz the only tourists there were us. If... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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49 reviews 49 reviews
16 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The entrance to where the temple is located is about a 10 minute walk from the subway. I found this area to be quite quiet and serene. The area has a number of temples and a 5-story pagoda. The forest as a back-drop makes this place picture-perfect.

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