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Daikaku-ji Temple

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4 Sagaosawacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8411, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed February 17, 2019

Fantastic, well preserved and beautifully maintained temple. There was literally noone there when I visited by bike. So worth the trip.

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank James Q
Reviewed December 19, 2018

If you want to feel Japanese traditional culture with gardens, Buddha, architecture, nature, please visit this temple. Photos are almost allowed everywhere.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ts902018
Reviewed November 28, 2018

The temple as an attraction differs little from many others in Kyoto. It’s gardens are not really the main attraction, there is a large lake but little of the pristine manicured vista seen elsewhere. Here the main attraction are four halls including a couple built...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank T-SGlobetrotters
Reviewed November 22, 2018 via mobile

Visit the temple around 9+am. No crowds except for groups of elderly visiting. Nothing outstanding about the temple except for its big pond but the scenery isn't that nice. Does not worth the entrance fees which is around 1k.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Johnstanno
Reviewed October 20, 2018

We went for the rare opening of the sutra scroll written by/for the Emperor Saga. Absolutely fantastic painted screens on a gold background, old painted wooden ceilings and beams in one shrine. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank stevebruntlett
Reviewed October 1, 2018

We came hear after a nice Japanese man recommended us to come hear. It is beautiful and peaceful temple. It was nice just walking around the whole shrine and taking in the views. It was a nice alternative to the other tourist filled fushimi inari...More

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Liezl F
Reviewed August 12, 2018 via mobile

This temple is a must-see for anyone who enjoys fewer crowds/tourists and splendid Buddhist temples. It is so rich in history, culture and art. The price for this temple is reasonable (500¥) and so worth it. Walking around and experiencing all the beauty it possesses,...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

A lesser known (touristically speaking) temple complex that is worth the distance to visit. The various pavilions and landscaped gardens are truly zen, one could spend hours in peaceful contemplation here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank StevOne58
Reviewed June 3, 2018

This temple started 1200 years ago as a villa built by the Emperor Saga and it was converted to a Buddhist temple after his death. A copy of the famous Heart Sutra, hand written by Emperor Saga is housed at this temple and is made...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank conifer_doc
Reviewed May 30, 2018

The lesser visited temples are really where you need to spend your time. There are fewer people, so you always get nice photo opportunities.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank theresen63
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July 9, 2018|
Response from yokurebo |
The period is from September 22 (Sat) - September 24 (Mon), 2018. Only today's ticket.You can't make a reservation. Tickets are sold in front of the gate called "Chokushimon". One ticket is 1000 yen.One person can buy 4... More
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