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Daigo-ji Temple, Kyoto

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See a historic place of worship at Daigo-ji Temple, a UNESCO-protected Shingon Buddhist temple. Founded in 874 CE, the temple's name translates as "ghee," used metaphorically here to conjure images of the "crème de la crème" of Buddhist thought. Admire the artistry and architecture of the temple's five-story pagoda, constructed in 951 CE, representing the oldest surviving building in the city and officially listed as one of the National Treasures of Japan. The temple has gained protection as part of a wider area of ancient monuments. It couldn't be easier to arrange your visit to Daigo-ji Temple and many more Kyoto attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kyoto trip itinerary planner.
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  • From Go-Daigo station is a 10-minute walk away. Faster bus was a long line so we walked from the subway station. Hideyoshi's Go-Daigo cherry blossoms are wonderful. Cherry trees in the other will be in full bloom as soon as possible, so tourists are concentrated, it was crowded.
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  • Lovely place, full of Japanese atmosphere. Buildings and gardens of high historical level, arquitectoni and artistic
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  • One of my favourites. If I was getting married in Japan, I would love to have pictures on the bridge. Its really a magnificient place!