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.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Daigoji Temple

Certificate of Excellence
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Neighbourhoods
Neighbourhoods
Get directions
Address: 22 Daigo Higashi Oji-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 601-1325, Kyoto Prefecture
Name/address in local language
Phone Number: +81 75-571-0002
Website
Description:

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.

read more

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 390 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Lovely and Quaint temple

I really enjoy taking an afternoon walk around this temple. As this temple is nestled away from the city area of Kyoto, it is less crowded and touristy as compared to the more... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Jolene08
,
Singapore
Add Photo Write a Review

390 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
Showing 70: English reviews
Singapore
Level Contributor
9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I really enjoy taking an afternoon walk around this temple. As this temple is nestled away from the city area of Kyoto, it is less crowded and touristy as compared to the more popular ones like the Kiyomizu temple. We took a bus ride from our apartment and alighted in front of a shopping mall (Aru Plaza). We took our... More 

Helpful?
Thank Jolene08
Kyoto, Japan
Level Contributor
13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

To the Japanese people are too famous at Toyotomi Hideyoshi's cherry-blossom viewing(20, April 1598). Why do not you imitate power persons? And Sanpo-In's garden also splendid. It is registered as a World Heritage Site too.

Helpful?
Thank takeshi52
Singapore, Singapore
Level Contributor
207 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank YSL88
Quezon City, Philippines
Level Contributor
27 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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.

Helpful?
Thank deannedalisay
Vermont
Level Contributor
523 reviews
337 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 667 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
1 Thank hfot2
Syracuse, New York
Level Contributor
69 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

Helpful?
Thank The_Traveling_Ben
Hong Kong
Level Contributor
66 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016

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 

Helpful?
Thank lokseenfung
Level Contributor
38 reviews
17 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank Annie A
Brisbane, Australia
Level Contributor
32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
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 

Helpful?
Thank Momofan
Level Contributor
40 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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.

Helpful?
Thank Brittany C

Travellers who viewed Daigoji Temple also viewed

 
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
 

Been to Daigoji Temple? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Daigoji Temple and other visitors
3 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (3)

Questions? Get answers from Daigoji Temple staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?

Staying in Southern Kyoto

Neighbourhood Profile
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 mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.
Explore this neighbourhood