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Daigo-ji Temple

Open today: 9:00 AM - 4:30 PM
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Superb screen paintings and gardens.

Here is a large temple of Shingon sect with superb gardens and architecture. The interior of the... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Tokyo, Japan
Shidare-cherry blossom

I went to Daigoji-temple to see cherry blossoms.It was best season. So beautiful and clowded...I... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Kobe, Japan
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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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22 Daigo Higashi Ojicho, Fushimi, Kyoto 601-1325, Kyoto Prefecture
Southern Kyoto
+81 75-571-0002
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Here is a large temple of Shingon sect with superb gardens and architecture. The interior of the Sambo-in has fantastic painted screens and a wonderful garden. There were few visitors on the Friday afternoon I was there, and nothing like the crowds of the city...More

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went to Daigoji-temple to see cherry blossoms.It was best season. So beautiful and clowded...I can’t imagine how clowd on weekend...

Date of experience: April 2019
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Reviewed December 21, 2018

This beautiful temple is a tad bit off the beaten tourist scene in Kyoto and a little harder to access but it is well worth a stop. It is home to one of the oldest structures in Kyoto, a five-storied pagoda.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank warrenD190
Reviewed November 4, 2018 via mobile

beautiful temple area with a garden calming your mind just by staring at it...in the upper part you find a serene pond with a lovely red bridge leading over it...all this surrounded by a forrest...sadly smaller secluded parts had been severely damaged by the last...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile

In searching for somewhere in Kyoto off the beaten track, this temple complex gets a number of mentions. Visited today (26/Sep/18). 15 mins walk from Daigo subway station. Arrived to find out that the largest section (Shimo Daigo) is closed due to typhoon damage. Kami...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed August 13, 2018

We went in the Autumn, around the time the leaves were changing colors. The views were breathtaking, just as the photos you see on the web. Didn't go inside any of the buildings, but the Bentendo Hall, pictured on the left, was as picture perfect...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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Reviewed May 26, 2018

Albeit is was very early in the Sakura season, I gather that it was extremely quiet during our current visit. There were very few other people there. The temple is a reasonable walk from the metro, and all uphill. It isn't hard to find. There...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Bill T
Reviewed April 14, 2018 via mobile

Visited this temple when it just opened and hence managed to avoid the crowd which was important since the temple and its grounds are great for pics. Simply beautiful.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed February 18, 2018

It's a bit of a bus drive from Kyoto, but there's an extra fast bus right to the temple. And due to its location it's not very crowded. Definitely worth a visit. There's different tickets for the museum and the temple garden.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Vieltraveller
Reviewed February 13, 2018

This is a huge temple complex and a World Heritage Site. There are several temples in this complex with a pretty pagoda, beautiful garden and pond. One of the best spots in Kyoto to see autumn leaves. Highly recommended! You would need a few hours...More

Date of experience: November 2017
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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
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April 9, 2017|
Response from warrenD190 | Reviewed this property |
Trip Advsor does not allow links so I can't post it, but the temple site includes a Guide to the area. Google World Heritage site Kyoto Daigo-ji Temple. Also, another T advisor posted an excellent detail of the access. Plz... More
June 6, 2016|
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Response from Lynsey58 | Reviewed this property |
I went in april and it was open took about two hours to visit
January 14, 2016|
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Response from Penguinov | Reviewed this property |
Yes, mostly last week of March to the first week of April.