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Daigoji Temple

22 Daigo Higashi Oji-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601-1325, Japan
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Ranked #38 of 373 Attractions in Kyoto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Religious Sites, Historic Sites, Landmarks/ Points of Interest
Owner description: This temple complex includes several buildings and an expansive Japanese garden. One of the oldest structures in Kyoto is a five-story pagoda that... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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295 reviews 295 reviews
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227 helpful votes 227 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

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
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

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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18 helpful votes 18 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

After visiting Fushimi-Inari Taisha, my friend and I headed here, after he showed me a photo of this place, I knew I had to see it. And I wasn't in the least bit disappointed. Of the three different places that have separate admission charges here, we chose the main area and Sanboin, as the museum area held little interest and... More

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Tokyo
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2014

The temple and training place for Shingon Buddhist tradition is more than 1000 years old, founded by disciple of Kukai. The temple is spread over a mountain from bottom to top, where you can see a living Japanese monastery.

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Chicago Illinois
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92 reviews 92 reviews
33 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

The greatest of gardens with huge variety, great rocks, fine bridges, but no photos! Why? Daigo has many interesting buildings and a first class beautiful museum.

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Kyoto
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2013

A few days ago, I went to Daigo-ji Temple in Kyoto, and hiked-up the trail that leads to the top of Mount Kasatori. It’s a bit of a steep climb but a lot of fun and the fellow hikers are very friendly. Along the trail are several World Heritage buildings and at the top is the famous Nyoirindo built in... More

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Moscow
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16 attraction reviews
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

Great place to visit, I highly recommend A big plus is the excellent accessibility Very beautiful, especially in autumn, when the trees are red. When entering a market with a few souvenirs Take a camera, there is something to do with it

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Kibbutz Revivim, Israel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2012

We were living around the corner, and walked up here one day with the family and some friends from out of town. What a remarkable place. The pagoda is sublime, the views (especially with the autumn leaves) are amazing, and the noodles at the small restaurant were most delicious. Highly recommended for a visit, lots to see.

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Melbourne, Australia
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57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2012

Daigoji in the autumn is absolutely stunning and nowhere near as crowded as the more central temples. The justly famous image of the Bentendo Hall, pond and bridge, surrounded by the most beautiful autumn foliage, is one that will always stay with me. The other parts of the large complex are also well worth visiting. We bought the Y1500 combination... More

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