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Kodai-ji Temple, Kyoto

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Find tranquility and history at Kodai-ji Temple, a Buddhist shrine founded in the 17th century. Originally established in 1606, this site belongs to the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism and features ornate interiors and Zen gardens. Enter through the main hall, redone in 1912, explore the rock and tsukiyama-style gardens, and walk uphill to the site's mausoleum and two teahouses. The premises also contain a secondary temple with its own Zen gardens. Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to Kodai-ji Temple by using our Kyoto trip builder.
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  • Rush was expected things in the period of "fall special visit" and went to the fall foliage season. Lit up in the garden, there cannot walk around freely in the congestion of people here with camera or Smartphone. Which temple is placed on the flow of people, but until the projection mappings. somehow, strong degree of disappointment, failed. I could visit all of the kodai-ji Temple in a matter of hours I was in, so if the opportunity arises then what no events around you want to visit.
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  • Cherry blossom viewing season last March Higashiyama area is hanatouro, city at night is lit up gardens in projection... Supreme. During their visits to purchase our postcard 4. To clean Mirror Pond Landscape reflecting the trees is a must-see. Take it well in the photo, but not burn the eyes. "Marries the Fox, kodai-ji Temple Chion-starting at 19:00 at this time line is absolutely not to be missed. Great inspirational night.
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  • My girlfriend and I visited Kodaiji temple recently. I think the temple is average overall. However I think it would have been better to see when the cherry blossoms are around or at night when it ill...  more »