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Address: 22 Daigo Higashi Oji-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 601-1325, Kyoto Prefecture
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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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Daigoji Temple

Boarded the Keihan Express bus at the Kyoto station's ,Hachijoguchi exit , using my Icoca card to visit the Daigoji Temple, & it took about 40 min ride. Alighted at a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 19, 2016
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Federal Way, Washington
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Federal Way, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016

Boarded the Keihan Express bus at the Kyoto station's ,Hachijoguchi exit , using my Icoca card to visit the Daigoji Temple, & it took about 40 min ride. Alighted at a parking area where the bus stops, & also the place to board the bus again going back to the hotel. The entrance fee was 600 Yen for the Shimo... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016

I have hung in my office a picture from a calendar of this temple. It has been in my office for 8 years, but the problem was I never knew the name of the temple or where it was. I finally found this serene place in its' springtime glory. The grounds are lovely. Right next to the pictured temple is... More 

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Tainan, Taiwan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

This are divided into three parts and it has three tickets. Each one is great. Also, it has a lovely market for people who like to buy handmade products or some old kimono and other things. But check the date before visiting the market. Also this place is great for sakura.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

Maybe this is the biggest site in Kyoto, the ground cover area is very big, total there's 4 separate fee, combined save some money, most people visit the lower ground, the upper ground, one need to walk up an hour to reach it, all together you need almost a whole day to see everything, total almost 20 sites, but if... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

A little ways out beyond Kyoto proper, we loved our day at Daigoji Temple. The site covers a fairly large area and we really enjoyed the architecture and an exhibit at the Arts Center. There are trails going high into the mountains which we hope to do next time.

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Thank MeandHeTravel
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016 via mobile

Daigoji is a large complex of temples, where you could easily spend several hours, or more than one trip, to take it all in. From Daigo train station there is a community bus, staffed by some lovely local residents, which shuttles between the station and temple complex. There is a good mix of different kinds of temple here, from large... More 

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Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2016

This was one of my favourite temple experiences while in Kyoto. It was very quiet and not mobbed with tourists like some of the other temples. There are two ticket prices. The most expensive allows you to visit the Japanese gardens, Daigoji and the museum. We chose the cheaper ticket (600 yen - still very cheap) and visited the gardens... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

Daigoji Temple Most visitors to Kyoto gives Daigoji a miss. I think it is a misconception as many marketing materials are slanted towards recommending such big names as Kiyomizu-dera, Kinkakuji, Ginkakuji, Fushimi Inari etc. and do not pay any attention to Daigoji. I think otherwise and would recommend it as a must-see sight. I just attempt to list down my... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

We were there 1h before closing time (17:00). Nice place with woody pagoda and small lake with this orange temple.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2016

Daigoji, established in 847, contains the five-storey pagoda which is the oldest extant building in Kyōto, completed in 951. The gojūnotō pagoda is a national treasure and the temple is a world heritage site. Even though out of my whole trip to Kyōto I was most looking forward to visiting Daigoji, the temple complex is so vast that we only... More 

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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.