We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Kodai-ji Temple

526 Kodaiji Shimo-Kawaramachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-9966
Website
Save
Book In Advance
More Info
US$18.73*
and up
Kyoto Sightseeing Hop-On Hop-Off Loop Bus
Why Book on TripAdvisor?
  • Tour highlights & full itinerary
  • Easy online booking
  • Lowest price guaranteed
More Information ›
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Overview
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“light show” (20 reviews)
“ji temple” (24 reviews)
“small bamboo” (13 reviews)
Closed Now
All hours
Hours Today: 09:00 - 17:00
LOCATION
526 Kodaiji Shimo-Kawaramachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
CONTACT
Website
+81 75-561-9966
Write a Review
Reviews (1,118)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More languages

1 - 10 of 284 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 11 May 2017

Certainly not one of the best shrine and Zen garden. If you have seen other gardens, then the visit here is redundant. It is a nice garden with pleasant atmosphere – however I saw much nicer (e.g. The Silver shrine). The area around the shrine...More

1  Thank Amirflg
Reviewed 7 May 2017

The Temple cum Garden was very famous in Kyoto and we have been to this spot several times. Still considered the night time scenery was better because of illumination. Worth to visit.

1  Thank YTCHENG
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The rooms are interesting and the wall paintings were spectacular. The gardens were also very pretty and pleasant.

1  Thank rhtraveler600
Reviewed 28 April 2017

As spectacular as Kyoto's temples are, after visiting several in a single day you may struggle to distinguish them in your mind later on. During three periods of the year - mid-March to early May, 1 to 18 August, and late October to early December...More

2  Thank DebbiesOnTheRoad
Nearby
Nearby Restaurants
The Sodoh Higashiyama Kyoto
219 reviews
.25 km away
Kikunoi
211 reviews
.12 km away
Myodai Omen Kodaiji
100 reviews
.21 km away
Rakusho
70 reviews
.16 km away
Nearby Attractions
Ishibe Alley
333 reviews
.21 km away
Entoku-in
102 reviews
.18 km away
Ryozen Kannon
111 reviews
.08 km away
Questions & Answers
Get quick answers from Kodai-ji Temple staff and past visitors.
Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page.
Posting guidelines
Submit