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Daikaku-ji Temple

4 Sagaosawacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8411, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-871-0071
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4 Sagaosawacho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8411, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed June 3, 2015

Looks like the golden pagoda but must see for the sand formations in the garden! has a long walk up the hill which we did not go for, but very scenic and peaceful!

Thank loonytraveller
Reviewed May 11, 2015

Well set out for visitors, you have to follow a route so no crowds you can take your time to take photos. Disliked the fact couldn't find the vegetarian restaurant especially as it had been recommended to us by Australian visitors

Thank Gaye N
Reviewed April 26, 2015

Many temples on a hill side and old semitary around it, in a area looks over kyoto. Many shops in the entrance and lot of noisy croud.

Thank nitzan
Reviewed April 21, 2015

This is a fairly large temple and offers an interesting walk through the complex, but if you’re short on time, you can probably take a pass on this one.

Thank Kunal C
Reviewed April 14, 2015

The Osawano-ike Pond in Daikakuji was beautiful. We went early and perhaps due to the rain also, there were no other visitors there. Many birds were spotted in/near the pond: wild ducks, heron, egrets, cormorants, doves, etc. Access to the temple was also easy by...More

Thank Lim H
Reviewed March 11, 2015

This is the place to go if you want to get away from the crowds at other main temples, like Kinkaku-ji. There was hardly anyone on these grounds. There are numerous temples on the grounds. One could easily sit for awhile and enoy the quiet...More

Thank rubberducklover
Reviewed February 10, 2015

This was a must-stop on our list, and had a well structured path so that you saw everything in order. We were very disappointed however, that you were not supposed to photograph any of the inner rooms with the paintings. They were very beautiful, and...More

Thank relaxbirdies
Reviewed January 16, 2015

Daikaku-ji Temple (大覺寺) is located in the Arashiyama (嵐山) area, northwest of Kyoto Station. Daikaku-ji was founded in the early Heian period (平安時代), and it belongs to Shingon Buddhist sect (真言佛教宗派), which was founded by Kobo-Daishi Kukai. Daikaku-ji Temple was a detached palace of Emperor...More

3  Thank jameshuang
Reviewed December 26, 2014

Incredible Japanese gardens and shrines with ancient screens make this a must-see in Kyoto. And be sure to stop at the nearby Ikeu restaurant for a special vegetarian feast (reservations required). It's just across the way. Very special.

1  Thank romewriter
Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Mojo castle and Daikakuji are the two best places to admire Japanese traditional architect. The features and interior are unique and valuable which represents best of noble house. The Hirosawanoike pound provides beautiful view from Daikakuji especially with colored leaves. See pictures. http://ameblo.jp/trebole/entry-11958795184.html

Thank Natalie-TKO
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