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Kodai-ji Temple

526 Kodaiji Shimo-Kawaramachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-9966
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526 Kodaiji Shimo-Kawaramachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-9966
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The temple is located near Gion and very interesting. Entrance fee was 600¥ for adults. At the top of the temple, you can view Kyoto. A large central pond is surrounded by various different, beautiful buildings. A lot of people dress in Kimonos and walk...More

Thank Brian C
Reviewed 1 week ago

one of the temples you can add to the must-see ones if you have a bit more time in Kyoto. There are just too many sights. The garden is very beautiful. It rained during our visit so we were not able to check out the...More

Thank StefanS71
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If I were to describe a Japanese temple based on everything I have read, movies I have seen, Kodai-ji temple personifies it. The dry garden, the tatatami prayer rooms, the little lake, the trees, the grey clad graceful ladies who guide you and the kimono...More

Thank coffee_roolz
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enjoyed the shrine and zen garden, but very much enjoyed overlooking the japanese garden from one of the rooms you can sit in and relax. We also tried the green tea in the tea room which was a nice experience.

1  Thank 137Paul
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I come to this place after a summer storm. So rain washes out everything and making trees even greener. It is pleasant to walk in the garden, and surprisingly not many visitors here. This is a big plus.

Thank J G
Reviewed 16 June 2017 via mobile

Another must visit temple in Kyoto. The entrance fee is 600 yen include the temple and museum. There are number of temples and shrines in that area, you can choose one or two to visit.

1  Thank Desmund C
Reviewed 13 June 2017

We found this temple quite by accident in our meanderings around Gion's smaller streets. Lovely oasis of calm, even at the height of the sakura season.

1  Thank IshDewyn
Reviewed 4 June 2017

Beautiful zen gardens, very peaceful and with a bamboo grove and old tea houses. One of the guides, very friendly, gave us some recommendations of other temples to visit in Kyoto.

1  Thank guaso2000
Reviewed 3 June 2017

The Koda-ji Temple in the Gion district is such a peaceful place to visit. The grounds are very well kept.

1  Thank RBN11
Reviewed 18 May 2017

A rather big place. The buildings are lovely and the gardens beautiful. There is a gorgeous covered walkway. Better than the site is the history. The fact that it was built by a noblewoman to honour her dead husband is fascinating. It made me want...More

2  Thank orak100
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