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Out of this world garden

beautiful temple area with a garden calming your mind just by staring at it...in the upper part you... read more

Reviewed 4 November 2018
105jensl
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Cologne, Germany
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Majestic

We went in the Autumn, around the time the leaves were changing colors. The views were... read more

Reviewed 14 August 2018
Sanjeev S
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Atlanta
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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.
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22 Daigo Higashi Ojicho, Fushimi, Kyoto 601-1325, Kyoto Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed one night at mitsui garden Okayama . Was the worst hotel stay ever. The Aircon doesn’t work, we had to open the windows but the sound of traffic was too loud for a peaceful sleep. The beds were too soft and the pillows with...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 4 November 2018 via mobile

beautiful temple area with a garden calming your mind just by staring at it...in the upper part you find a serene pond with a lovely red bridge leading over it...all this surrounded by a forrest...sadly smaller secluded parts had been severely damaged by the last...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank 105jensl
Reviewed 26 September 2018 via mobile

In searching for somewhere in Kyoto off the beaten track, this temple complex gets a number of mentions. Visited today (26/Sep/18). 15 mins walk from Daigo subway station. Arrived to find out that the largest section (Shimo Daigo) is closed due to typhoon damage. Kami...More

Date of experience: September 2018
6  Thank basht2018
Reviewed 14 August 2018

We went in the Autumn, around the time the leaves were changing colors. The views were breathtaking, just as the photos you see on the web. Didn't go inside any of the buildings, but the Bentendo Hall, pictured on the left, was as picture perfect...More

Date of experience: November 2017
1  Thank Sanjeev S
Reviewed 26 May 2018

Albeit is was very early in the Sakura season, I gather that it was extremely quiet during our current visit. There were very few other people there. The temple is a reasonable walk from the metro, and all uphill. It isn't hard to find. There...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Bill T
Reviewed 14 April 2018 via mobile

Visited this temple when it just opened and hence managed to avoid the crowd which was important since the temple and its grounds are great for pics. Simply beautiful.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank JustLoveToFly
Reviewed 18 February 2018

It's a bit of a bus drive from Kyoto, but there's an extra fast bus right to the temple. And due to its location it's not very crowded. Definitely worth a visit. There's different tickets for the museum and the temple garden.

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Vieltraveller
Reviewed 13 February 2018

This is a huge temple complex and a World Heritage Site. There are several temples in this complex with a pretty pagoda, beautiful garden and pond. One of the best spots in Kyoto to see autumn leaves. Highly recommended! You would need a few hours...More

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Tote919
Reviewed 27 December 2017

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

Date of experience: November 2017
5  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

Date of experience: December 2017
1  Thank mingguang_han
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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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phillychunt
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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
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Response from Lynsey58 | Reviewed this property |
I went in april and it was open took about two hours to visit
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MARKTBARRETT
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.
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