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Daigoji Temple

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Address: 22 Daigo Higashi Oji-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 601-1325, Kyoto Prefecture
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+81 75-571-0002

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.

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My favourite place in Kyoto

I visited during spring and came back again just before autumn ended. The temple complex is large and you would need to spend at least half a day if you truly wish to enjoy both... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited during spring and came back again just before autumn ended. The temple complex is large and you would need to spend at least half a day if you truly wish to enjoy both the upper and lower areas of Daigo. The temple is not as crowded like other famous temples in Kyoto however the views of the cherry... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016 via mobile

The first thing you notice on entering the grounds is how quiet this place is. A sense of peace and serenity embalms you. An idyllic spot for meditation. For cultivating mindfulness as you appreciate the quiet beauty of the trees, the pond, the ancient temple structure and its 5 story pagoda which is a Japanese National Treasure. Best time to... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

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 

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Kyoto, Japan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

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.

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016

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.

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Quezon City, Philippines
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

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.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

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 

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Syracuse, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

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

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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 

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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 

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