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Daigoji Temple

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Address: 22 Daigo Higashi Oji-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 601-1325, Kyoto Prefecture
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Phone Number: +81 75-571-0002

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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Must visit (Autumn)

We were there in mid-Nov, the garden was so beautiful with autumn leaves. The temple compound is quite big, it is best to allow an hour or two to really enjoy this world heritage... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Singapore, Singapore
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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We were there in mid-Nov, the garden was so beautiful with autumn leaves. The temple compound is quite big, it is best to allow an hour or two to really enjoy this world heritage site.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

we went during fall/autumn and the site of bentendo with the bridge is the absolute highlight of our trip to kyoto. even the grounds going into bentendo felt magical and alive.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A very large temple complex including a mountain, Daigoji can take a good deal of time to visit. We were in search of autumn colors so tried not to bog down where there was no color. A map at the entrance helps your orient yourself to the various temple enclosures. There is plenty to see and a lot of walking... More 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a well run and beautiful temple. Recommend giving plenty of time to wander around to see everything

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Hong Kong
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We came on a beautiful clear day and one of our family members were in a wheel chair so we chose this temple as it is wheel chair accessible. Since we rented a car, we drove here and there was parking available. There was a fee to access the grounds but there was lots of interesting buildings and architecture. Just... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

It's so peaceful and so beautiful. It's like something you would find in a painting or such. The place is small and to get here there was so many small roads but the view of the bridge and temple itself just seems like a fairytale. Absolutely stunning for such a small temple site. Would definitely recommend this to anyone who... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Daigoji temple is quite a way off the usual tourist zone but that is part of its charm- being able to enjoy a beautiful world heritage site without being trampled by the hoarde. The grounds are stunningly beautiful and there is a lot to see spread over several zones. Unlike other attractions the brochures in English are extensive and helpful.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Such a beautiful site. Walking through the gardens to get to this was equally as satisfying! These grounds are very well groomed and cared for. The Japanese take the care of these temples very seriously and any visit to any number of them proves this to be true. The temple is a beautiful as in the pictures.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

Even though Daigoji is world treasure and a beautiful place it is a bit off the tourist path and does not receive so many visitors. The temple grounds include a Five-Storied Pagoda and another main drawing room, Omote Shoin, designated national treasure. I love the little vermillion-painted bridge. Worth a visit if you are seeking temple 'diversity' having seen the... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 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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