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Daigo-ji Temple

22 Daigo Higashi Ojicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 601-1325, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-571-0002
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magical zen wonderland

We happened to be staying at an Air BnB in Daigo otherwise we probably would have missed this... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile

memorable, inspiring, a dream world of nature woven bubbling brooks, flowers, aromas... read more

Reviewed 20 July 2017
James R
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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.
  • Excellent54%
  • Very good33%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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22 Daigo Higashi Ojicho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 601-1325, Kyoto Prefecture
Southern Kyoto
+81 75-571-0002
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We happened to be staying at an Air BnB in Daigo otherwise we probably would have missed this hidden gem. Its highlight is the zen gardens around the temple grounds which radiate inner reflection. We went on a Friday and they had a local flea...More

Thank nforbes78
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

memorable, inspiring, a dream world of nature woven bubbling brooks, flowers, aromas and architecture all living quietly together .

Thank James R
Reviewed 7 May 2017

We were a bit disappointed about cherry trees flowering period in this spring. We have visited to Daigoji Temple in early April and found that the place was really beautiful and the cherry trees were more or less in full bloom during that period. Lots...More

Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Really cool temple to walk around. Definitely recommend going during the day when the vender are out. However it's nice to visit in the off hours. When we visited we didn't see any crowds. Also watch out for boars, they're actually there! Saw one on...More

Thank Hannah N
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

Daigoji Temple is known for its cherry blossoms. Indeed, this is the place where Toyotomi Hideyoshi organized a famous cherry blossoms viewing. As I visited at the beginning of April, it was a little bit early for the season. However the temple was overcrowded with...More

Thank Kimitaka S
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Daigo-ji is like a little temple city. A great temple, like Kiyomizuderma, Daigo-ji lies about 1/2 hr from Kyoto station and is one of the great hanami viewing spots. Gorgeoous architecture, amazing landscaping. Absolutely worth the trip if you are in Kyoto for sakura.

1  Thank hiart
Reviewed 26 February 2017

RAGE|Rave.view NAME: Daigo-ji Temple LOCATION: Kyoto, Japan TIME OF YEAR: March 13 RATING: 5/5 PRICE: Included with tour RESERVATION: n/a QUALITY: Very well preserved LENGTH: 75 minutes RAVE: Traditional Japanese garden RAGE: Lots of exploration and still not sure I saw it all LOWDOWN: This...More

Thank RageW
Reviewed 11 February 2017

Of all the famous temples in Kyoto this was my favourite. Truly beautiful and less visitors. Its a very calm and serene area. Almost spiritual. It's quite far from the centre and public transportation is possible but i'd recommend taking a taxi.

1  Thank DustyPink-Travels
Reviewed 28 January 2017

One of my favourites. If I was getting married in Japan, I would love to have pictures on the bridge. Its really a magnificient place!

Thank JD D
Reviewed 28 January 2017

It's a bit of a hike from the main tourist area of Kyoto (I think it took about 45 minutes to get there from the Gojo station), but it's well worth it. I didn't realize how enormous it would be until we made it inside,...More

1  Thank sasquatchsf
Southern Kyoto
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
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9 April 2017|
Response from warren D | Reviewed this property |
Trip Advsor does not allow links so I can't post it, but the temple site includes a Guide to the area. Google World Heritage site Kyoto Daigo-ji Temple. Also, another T advisor posted an excellent detail of the access. Plz... More
6 June 2016|
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Response from Lynsey58 | Reviewed this property |
I went in april and it was open took about two hours to visit
14 January 2016|
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Response from Penguinov | Reviewed this property |
Yes, mostly last week of March to the first week of April.