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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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  • Gion isn't too good. Is schedule to always buy the bus (500 yen) when you come to Kyoto, around the bus fee 500 yen or more, but this time to the kodai-ji Temple. Good felt flashed out of crowds to Kiyomizudera, not from kodai-ji Temple is unlike teramae Hill City Road, Gion, the long time favorite spot and line up on the street. Time seems to be cherry blossoms and foliage, lighted and snow of winter, etc. instead, as the garden less attractive?, special public is just like I. Is likely speaking of kodai-ji Temple, this special release is titled private cultural journey 51st Kyoto winter special public Crouching Dragon Gallery (garyourou) in the photo of the season we see a lot or the can here. In the published a few years ago, said that since this time. It the tamaya (otamaya) in 拝memasu in the nearest position. And there is a lookout. This was published in the summer. Kyoto and the admission will take place, unless you are travelling said Edo Sevilla take a relatively stable shooting and other easy, and as at so many turns, so only those who want to see what really is the one scheduled to come?. So there are some stairs, low hills and uneven cobblestones, trekking shoes, etc. is recommended. After the take off take off your shoes so wear good shoes easy to. Admission 600 yen, should go. I took a photo is selected 10.
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  • One of the temples with rock garden. Very tranquil in the morning, but when the crowd comes, it looses the atmosphere 
  • Yet another gorgeous Kyoto temple. Maple leaves galore, a bridge, a bamboo grove...perfect! It's better to visit either early in the morning or close to sunset.