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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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  • Sight to see! Majestic! Ultimate PowerSpot! Spectacular! In size than you think. The view of history is overwhelming. The scale's temple is very different! And the only truly be designated World Heritage (World Heritage), but interest only is!
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  • Is the attraction of the cherry blossoms and autumn leaves. This is where you want to walk on a schedule you can afford sights so big temple is registered as a world heritage site,. It might be better to enjoy the autumn visited 11 early, but a little bit more then. I hope to go-Daigo-ji Temple, Yamashina station from Kyoto station to use the bus. Because there is a long uphill walk from Kyoto Municipal Subway Tozai line Go-Daigo station route is kinda hard. I have become a walking Hill 15 minutes through the promenade between the housing estate from Go-Daigo station is shortest, but it didn't. It is recommended to know the map of access on foot from the subway Go-Daigo station official website in advance.
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  • This is a well run and beautiful temple. Recommend giving plenty of time to wander around to see everything 
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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.