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Daikaku-ji Temple, Kyoto
(4.3/5 based on 220+ 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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  • I went in the middle of 2016.11. We have still had even dyed so in autumn, enjoying the contrast of green and red. Withered Lotus pond, too tasteful. In the autumn season a little early, and for closing a little time ago people were quietly excellent.
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  • Autumn leaves visited by illuminated after Arashiyama sightseeing during the day, night time toward the end of the. So romantic and beautiful scenery, ideal for exploring the couple.
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  • For those who love nature must visit here more than any famous temple in Kyoto because there was natural walk way here like bamboo forest, swamp, cherry blossom tree (sakura) view on the season The te...  more »
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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.