We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Daigoji Temple

Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 22 Daigo Higashi Oji-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 601-1325, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-571-0002
Improve this listing

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 257 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 131
  • 87
    Very good
  • 31
  • 7
  • 1
Must see temple in Kyoto

Daigo may be a suburb of Kyoto but it is so accessible via the Tozai subway line. It's quite a walk from the station to the temple but it's well worth it. The grounds are huge... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Manila, Philippines

Similar Things to Do in Kyoto

Add Photo Write a Review

257 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
  • More
Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
170 reviews
74 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Daigo may be a suburb of Kyoto but it is so accessible via the Tozai subway line. It's quite a walk from the station to the temple but it's well worth it. The grounds are huge and there is a lovely garden to view, a pagoda that is a national treasure and so many cherry trees if you come during... More 

1 Thank Nonnapn
Pinole, CA
Level Contributor
80 reviews
22 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The beauty, the serenity of this beautiful temple make it a priority when visiting Japan. Be sure to walk the grounds to see shrines and other quiet pots. The temple is also known as "The Golden Pavillion". When you see it around mid-day, the sunlight makes it appear magical.

2 Thank Chuck D
Houston, Texas
Level Contributor
434 reviews
145 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 408 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We visited in January when they had shorter opening times. They closed at 3 pm and the last entrance is 2:30 pm. Entrance is 600 yen per person. Everyone heads to the picturesque spot to take photos of the temple, bridge and foliage. The colors are very nice.

3 Thank PandaHouston
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A lovely temple away from the city; the temple is just a serene getaway from everything with quiet gardens and lovely spots to contemplate the surroundings

1 Thank 621david1988
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Must see - especially, I saw this beautiful sight in Autumn colours and blue skies, which I was fortunate to have. So natural, serene and peaceful, makes an enchanting walk.

2 Thank sunnyside8823
Bangkok, Thailand
Level Contributor
34 reviews
23 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

This temple is quite far but not too far to walk and it's worth when visiting it. Very beautiful with pagoda, temple, garden and it would be excellent photo spot in a peak period of autumn.

1 Thank Penguinov
Level Contributor
52 reviews
27 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

We visited expecting to catch an abundance of autumn colours but unfortunately there was wasn't much. While the grounds are fairly large, the main attractions are basically the five storied pagoda, Bentendo Hall and Kami Daigo (that is if you do the hike up the mountain). We did enjoy sitting at the pond by Bentando Hall. It is pretty.

Thank RubinaGan
Level Contributor
16 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

It is a bit far away-we took the Subway Karasuma Line at Kyoto Station, changed to the Subway Tozai Line at Karasuma Oike Station and got the shuttle bus at Daigo Station. However, it is worth. The Daigoji Temple is very very peaceful and beautiful. You definitely will say "WOW" when you see the lake which is surrounding by maple... More 

Thank SWH121
Guangzhou, China
Level Contributor
561 reviews
297 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 374 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

This temple, a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site since 1994, is located in southern Kyoto. Its origin dated back to year 874. We decided to include this attraction in our itinerary after reading TA's special feature selecting it as one of the 12 truly mesmerizing places. It covers a wide area (the lower and upper grounds) and would require half... More 

2 Thank ryanteo
Brno, Czech Republic
Level Contributor
30 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

I was so happy that we were there almost alone. We could really enjoy the gardens and beautiful temples and pagodas. Very nice place for taking pictures and relaxing. It is one of the last few serene places in Kyoto..really worth the visit.

2 Thank neliCZka

Travelers who viewed Daigoji Temple also viewed

Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Been to Daigoji Temple? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Daigoji Temple and other visitors
2 questions
Ask a question
Hong Kong, China
27 days ago
4 months ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from Daigoji Temple staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Southern Kyoto

Neighborhood Profile
Southern Kyoto
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens, temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers, picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.