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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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was there during sakura season. lined with many sakura trees in a boulevard at the entrance, with a 5-storey pagoda, inner gardens, streams, ponds, bridges etc. worth a visit !!

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 18, 2015
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

was there during sakura season. lined with many sakura trees in a boulevard at the entrance, with a 5-storey pagoda, inner gardens, streams, ponds, bridges etc. worth a visit !!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I went this temple end of March. It was little early to see cherry blossom. But I found some trees were already blooming beautifully. Each tree was very big and stunning. In the garden, they served green tea and I could take it looking the beautiful landscape. In Reihokan, Buddha statues that were made 1000 years ago were displayed. Those... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

I spent half a day there recently visiting only 2 of the 3 parts of this temple. The highest part would require a one to two-hour walk up a hill/small mountain to reach. Though the cherry blossoms there are supposed to be of the late blooming variety, my cab driver happily informed me that the cherry blossoms have bloomed 5... More 

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New Delhi,India
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

The temple is at three levels, one has to climb to the other levels set in deep forests and mountainside. The first level itself has palpable atmosphere and character . We came across Buddhist chanting of one of the Japanese sects which too created an impression

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Bahrain
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Daigoji temple is a bit out of the way but for this year, it had the most amazing viewing of cherry blossoms in all 3 gardens. Relatively easy to et there by taking the subway to Keage. While there was a shuttle available to take us to the temple, we opted for the 5-minute walk.

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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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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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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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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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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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Address: 22 Daigo Higashi Oji-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 601-1325, Kyoto Prefecture
Phone Number: +81 75-571-0002
Location: Asia  >  Japan  >  Kinki  >  Kyoto Prefecture  >  Kyoto>  > Southern Kyoto

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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.