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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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  • Came here after strolled down sannen-zaka & ninen-zaka path before the temple closed. Contrast with the crowded tourist favourite spot Kiyomizu-dera temple, I found not so much tourist came here at th...  more »
  • Vacant and go in the morning, kodai-ji Temple district is a tourist spot representing Kyoto because there are many crowds are substantial and can be slow I think. Nene is in the mausoleum has been buried and Hideyoshi's of life-size wooden statue, but this is life ago it but had built in, seems to be close to the real thing. It was a comfort is high/low difference, such as tea and bamboo forests, ponds and other good, feels good. Late autumn were still left to tacchu entoku kitchen Hill.
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  • Kodai-ji Temple is particularly beautiful at night time when illumination decorations are lid. We have visited this place in day time during our trip here by late November and the fall colors seemed t...  more »