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Daikaku-ji Temple, Kyoto
(4.3/5 based on 240+ reviews on the web)
One of the oldest temple complexes in Kyoto, Daikaku-ji Temple consists of a variety of Buddhist shrines connected by elevated wooden walkways. Built on the grounds of a former imperial villa in the 800s, the temple has been the site of important political, religious, and cultural developments throughout its history. See the 1,200-year-old man-made pond, the oldest of its kind in Japan, which offers tranquility and raked gravel gardens. Once famous for its moon-viewing parties, which were atended by the royalty of the past, the temple now stages similar events for the general public during full moon. Take a look at our Kyoto trip itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Daikaku-ji Temple and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • Built during the Heian period, Kamakura period monzeki Temple of revival is a temple of the Dukes. Building itself is a relatively new buildings began, the capital was moved in the early Edo period, the temple itself is after multi Kamakura era, rebuilt by the Pope over the Imperial name of Pleistocene advancement of the daikakuji Temple, and the 持明 Academy, and, passing by North and South morning Union three sacred treasures which Sun this historically important place. After go-UDA monzeki Temple was rebuilt as a saga-saga Imperial Palace on the Imperial Palace of the popes, even after Emperor's sons serve as priest for image itself is affected by the impression Temple closer to the court buildings, such as the Imperial Palace. Also beautiful temple Osawa pond reflection in front of me. Has visited several times, fresh green leaves sprout summer or autumn season is recommended, but summer is absolutely free. Also not crowded from the temples of Kyoto City originally Sagano is good so far. Location is bad to be honest. It is recommended to Charter a taxi, so only the bus public transport is a ramble in SHIDO Temple and set course.
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  • Environment is DW a lot, you will see fusuma a stunning garden and furnished individually. In the corridor-type shoes shoes off without even watching a stroke in Knightsbridge.
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  • Saga at the back away from the hustle and bustle of Arashiyama, that quiet countryside are worth a look. Photo is fall from Osawa pond photographed the landscape. Oh
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  • Nice place if you want to take a break from the more crowded arashiyama area (nice walk from there). Great atmosphere around the beautiful lake. Worth a stop if nearby!
  • Visited during mid-Autumn festival. Really enjoyed the tranquil beauty of the lake and mountain scenery on the boat tour
  • Very well organised structure Various aspects will make you happy. You can feel many different feelings at here.
  • A beautiful temple with a lovely lake and park to take a stroll. Just 40 minute walk from tourist trap Arashiyama.
  • Pretty temple and really need to visit once in your life! Pay for go inside the temple to see how big it is, a little bit far from Arashiyama.