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Daitoku-ji Temple

53 Murasakino Daitoku-ji-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8231, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-491-0019
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The Daitoku-ji complex of Zen Buddhism consists of 24 temples,including Daisen-in and Ryogen-in.
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53 Murasakino Daitoku-ji-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8231, Kyoto Prefecture
Northern Kyoto
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"zen garden"
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"huge temple complex"
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"ji temple"
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"rock garden"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If you decide to visit this temple complex you’ll find less tourists than in most of Kyoto’s temples. Each temple is paid separately so you can choose some of them. We visited two and they were nice and cozy. As usual the gardens are just...More

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Reviewed 27 March 2018 via mobile

If you’re in the neighborhood of Ryoan-ji and Kinkaku-ji, by all means find yourself at Daitoku-ji Temple. There are any number of sub-temples many of which have their own rock gardens. Of particular note is Daisen-in which has a series of rock gardens surrounding the...More

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Reviewed 18 February 2018

I'm hasty man, but stayed Daitokuji temple over two hours. I forgot the passage of time. I visitde Ryugenji, Zuihoji, and Daisenin Temple. Any of them was open to the public. Much of historical buildings in Daitokuji were usually closed. I want to visit spots...More

Thank 246age
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Reviewed 9 February 2018

It's small, or rather it's only got 4 small sub temples open to the public. They are all quite pretty and very quiet and peaceful but we were here on the way to Kinkaku-ji which I'm sure has really made me not like this place...More

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Reviewed 9 February 2018

It's a large walled temple complex in the north of Kyoto with almost 24 sub-temples inside. This is one of the best places in Japan to see a wide variety of Zen gardens and experience Zen architecture and culture.

Thank Tote919
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Reviewed 6 December 2017

The huge temple complex Kyoto. Entrance to the complex itself is open 24 hours a day, where you can walk all day and night. The temples themselves of this complex, you can get only in the afternoon, and even then not all. Open to the...More

Thank DimasLaksani
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Reviewed 4 December 2017

Daitoku-Ji is actually a complex including multiple smaller temples. Most of them are closed to public, and actually only 4 to 5 can be visited Most famous one is probably the Daisen-In with its rock garden Personally I preferred the Ryogen-In. Smaller and more intimate,...More

Thank BLshanghai
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Reviewed 27 November 2017

Spent much of a rainy day in this complex. Started with a tea ceremony at Zuiho-in sub temple. My introduction to dry Zen gardens was blessed... by a quiet day without crowds. Loved having the peace and time to enjoy the gardens. Enjoyed a tasty...More

Thank dziran
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Reviewed 20 November 2017

My wife and I visited this place and enjoyed our visit. There were only a few visitors around, which is so much better than the "packed like sardines" ultra popular tourist attractions that the top visited Temples and Shrines are.

Thank PlanetOz
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

Oct 7 Similar to the Nanzen-ji Temple, this one has beautiful Zen gardens too. We asked what happens if the lines in the sand are disturbed by nature or by leaves or animals. The carefully drawn lines must be re-done. We sat on the adjacent...More

Thank alohatripper
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Benjamin C
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Response from Monique1794 | Reviewed this property |
Dear my friend, Basically 0930- 1600. Same as most of KYOTO temples. But remember two things. Daitokuji-main complex is only able to see few times for a year. You better check the schedule. And Daitokuji contain many... More
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