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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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Fall foliage was splendid, but you need to do your homework.

There is a lot to see at Daigo-ji. The temple complex takes up a mountainside and you can see as... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Barbara W
Abit off the beaten path but absolutely beautiful

This temple is off the beaten path but it's absolutely worth it. The garden during winter is... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2017
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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.
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good33%
  • Average11%
  • 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 4 weeks ago

There is a lot to see at Daigo-ji. The temple complex takes up a mountainside and you can see as much or little as you have time and inclination. Entrance fee for the lower section is 1500¥ during spring cherry blossom season and fall foliage...More

Thank Barbara W
Reviewed 11 December 2017 via mobile

This temple is off the beaten path but it's absolutely worth it. The garden during winter is stunning and I am sure it's even better during spring or summer. The good thing about this temple is that because it's off the beaten path, there isn't...More

Thank mingguang_han
Reviewed 15 November 2017

Especially during autumn. We went recently in mid-October. November will be even more colours! However, this place is less accessible so we took taxi instead from our ryokan (near Inari station) but save time and effort. Spend your energy and time at the gardens instead...More

Thank luckcharm_2709
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

My husband and I have visited over a dozen temples in Kyoto and Daigo-ji is hands down the best temple to visit! It is off the beaten path and there aren't that many tourists so you can take your time exploring the grounds without feeling...More

Thank Dora H
Reviewed 1 October 2017 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

1  Thank YTCHENG
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

1  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.

2  Thank hiart
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.