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Daigoji Temple, Kyoto
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See a historic place of worship at Daigoji 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 Daigoji Temple and many more Kyoto attractions: make an itinerary online using Inspirock's Kyoto trip itinerary planner.
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  • Don't forget to say goodbye to with a reverence and a "domo arigato gozai masta". Impressive delicacy zen. Chromatic dream of golds, reds and cane.
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  • We went to Japan with his wife, daughter and granddaughter in June. We visited Osaka, Kyoto and Tokyo, although in the latter city we'd been last year. We stopped in Kyoto, incidentally beautiful city that is worth a visit, and one day we went to visit the Daigoji Temple. Unfortunately, the day was cloudy and the plants were already withered but this had helped to keep away visitors. Was just us walking around, he felt only the rustle of the leaves moved by a slight breeze and the subdued singing of the waters of a small trickle. We dared not speak so as not to disturb the stillness. We have a beautiful memory and compared to the multitude of people found in other temples or bamboo forest, it was like being in another world. Must see if you go to Kyoto.
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  • 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 ...  more »
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  • Probably one of the best photos you can take in Japan. The temples are empty (even in August) and you can feel the country in a different way. It'd nice if they preserve the place better, because it looks and feels old, but at the same time it's one of the charming parts of the place.
  • Has a temple (800y) and garden (600y) area. Came here for the mixed strolling and dry rock garden, which sounded interesting. There's nothing part of the garden area (more a small park) which I recognised as such. Might be part of the temple, then, but by the time I'd finished the garden that was closed (4:30). The ostensible garden is not worth a visit. The temple itself, i don't know.
  • Hidden temple is in perfect conditions and has a small restaurant at the top where u can enjoy a good meal while relax.
  • Bentendo Hall is beautiful. A must go temple in Kyoto
  • Amazing views during sakura blossom season.