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World heritage temple at the entire mountainside of Mt. Daigo
Daigo-ji Temple/ 醍醐寺
Daigo-ji Temple is located about 10 minute-walk from Kyoto City Subway Daigo Station, and it's famous for cherry blossom viewings. It was established in 874 by a monk, Shobo as a hermitage to dedicate the Kannon (avalokitesvara) statues of Juntei and Nyoirin on the top of Mt. Kami-daigo. During Japan's civil war period, Toyotomi Hideyoshi held a gorgeous event among 700 cherry blossom trees and designed a garden next to Sanbo-in Temple on the site in spring of 1858. The temple has become well kn...moreown as one of the brilliant cherry blossom spots in Kyoto. It consists of the three sections: Kami-daido (upper-daigo), Shimo-daido, (lower-daigo), and Sanbo-in Temple because the premise of the temple is extremely large. So we highly recommend deciding what to see before visiting.
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Must See !
Five Story Pagoda (Shimo-daigo)
It was established to repose the soul of Emperor Daigo and is the oldest wooden building in Kyoto. Some buildings at the Shimo-daigo area were reconstructed because they were burnt out by fire. However, the pagoda has retained its original form since it was established in 951. It is about 38 meters tall. Try to take your photo with the whole building.
Must See !
Fudo Myo-o (Acalanatha) with five Myo-o (Vidyaraja) are enshrined in the hall. In front of the hall, a Buddhist ritual called Saito-goma takes place on a irregular basis. Goma is a holy fire-lighted by burning homa sticks to yoke divine help.
Must Do !
Visit Bentendo Hall
A lot of tourists come in autumn as well as in spring. The vermilion hall with the same color bridge goes well with red maple leaves in autumn. A god of entertainment, Benzaiten is enshrined inside of the hall. Enjoy looking at the scenery reflected on a pond.
|Categories||Temples & Shrines|
|Address||22 Higashioji-cho,Daigo,Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 601-1325|
|Directions||13-minute walk from Subway Tozai Line Daigo Stn.|
|Hours||・Mar. 1st - Dec. the 1st Sunday: 9am-5pm (enter by 4pm)
December the day after the 1st Sunday-the end of February: 9am-4:30pm (enter by 3:30pm)
Mar. 1st - Dec. the 1st Sunday: 9am-5pm
Dec. the day after the 1st Sunday-the end of Feb.: 9am-3pm
|Fee||【General Ticket 】
(included with 3 area pass: Sanbonin (the garden / house) |Garan (kondo Hall /Goju-no-to (five-story pagoda)/etc.) | Daigoji/Reihokan (museum) )
Adult: ￥800 / junior, high school students: ￥600 / under elementary school students: free
Groups: adult (20 persons more): ￥700 / Children (20 persons more): ￥500
【Term of Spring and Autumn ticket 】
(Spring: Mar. 20th - May 15th | Autumn: Oct. 15th - Dec. 10th)
Adult: ￥1.500 / junior, high school students: ￥1,000 / under elementary school students: free
Groups: adult (20 persons more): ￥1,300 / Children (20 persons more): ￥800
Adult: ￥600 / junior, high school students: ￥400 / under elementary school students: free
Groups: adult (20 persons more): ￥500 / children (20 persons more): ￥300
|Credit cards||Not accepted|
|Friendly for Overseas Visitors||
The English brochures are available at the entrance. The premise of the temple is really large, but their English website offers you a map for details.
|Information||Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean|
|Languages spoken||Japanese only|