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World heritage temple at the entire mountainside of Mt. Daigo

Daigo-ji Temple

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Daigo-ji Temple
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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Cherry blossom in Daigo-ji Temple is really amazing as the temple is registered world heritage site. At the top of Mt. Daigo, there is a fresh water has been springing out which you could drink! Please look back from there and very good scenery is spread out around you! It would make you refreshed.
Five story Pagoda
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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.
Fudo-do hall
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Fudo-do Hall
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.
Visit Bentendo hall
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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.
Drink Daigo water
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Drink Daigo Water
This is the water place where the monk, Shobo, discovered by his spiritual power. It has still been drinkable.
The water is offered at the temple and said to be good for making coffee, tea, and so on.
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Daigo-ji Temple
Daigo-ji Temple
Categories Temples & Shrines
Phone +81 75-571-0002
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)

・ Kami-Daigo
Mar. 1st - Dec. the 1st Sunday: 9am-5pm
Dec. the day after the 1st Sunday-the end of Feb.: 9am-3pm
Reservations Not accepted
Closed None
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

【Kami-Daigo】
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
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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
URL https://www.daigoji.or.jp/index_e.html
Daigo-ji Temple +81 75-571-0002 【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 【Kami-Daigo】 Adult: ¥600 / junior, high school students: ¥400 / under elementary school students: free Groups: adult (20 persons more): ¥500 / children (20 persons more): ¥300 -1/3

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