Nov. 16, 2023 UPDATE

Kodai-ji Temple’s Special Night Entrance

- 高台寺夜間拝観 -
Traveler Friendly
This temple is in the Higashiyama area where there are many sightseeing spots so there are quite a few travelers. The walk from the bus stop is short, but take the time to enjoy the atmospheric sights on the way to the temple.
Information
Japanese, English, simplified and traditional Chinese, and Korean.
Languages spoken
Only Japanese.
PeriodSpring Special Entrance: March 17th to May 7th,2023 Summer Special Entrance: August 1-18, 2023 Autumn Special Entrance: October 21 to December 10, 2023
VenueKodai-ji Temple
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Nov. 16, 2023 UPDATE

Kodai-ji Temple’s Special Night Entrance

- 高台寺夜間拝観 -
Traveler Friendly
This temple is in the Higashiyama area where there are many sightseeing spots so there are quite a few travelers. The walk from the bus stop is short, but take the time to enjoy the atmospheric sights on the way to the temple.
Information
Japanese, English, simplified and traditional Chinese, and Korean.
Languages spoken
Only Japanese.
15935 90 --- 0 reviews
PeriodSpring Special Entrance: March 17th to May 7th,2023 Summer Special Entrance: August 1-18, 2023 Autumn Special Entrance: October 21 to December 10, 2023
VenueKodai-ji Temple
Story & Recommendation
Enjoy the beautiful illuminations and projection mapping of the Kodai-ji Temple's special nighttime light-up event.
Kodai-ji is a temple that enshrines the daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi and his wife Nene.
In spring, summer and autumn, the temple also holds special nighttime "illumination" events.
In spring, the lights and projection mapping shows bring to life the beautiful temple and its surrounding cherry blossoms, while the green leaves of summer make the temple feel like a cool refuge on a hot and humid summer night.
Meanwhile, autumn brings an entirely different ambiance, with the dark red of the leaves of the trees providing a more solemn, dignified feel.
Everything from the elegant garden and bamboo grove to the magnificent temple buildings themselves are lit up in a simple, yet graceful way, which is why so many people attend these events every year.
In addition to the lights, Kodai-ji Temple is also famous for its various 3D projection mapping shows which bring together the ancient landscape of the temple and the newest projection technology.
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Details
Event time
From 17:00 until 22:00 (Entrance until 21:30) Normal entrance to the temple is from 9:00 to 17:30 (Entrance until 17:00)
Cancellations
Not canceled in case of rain.
Price range
Adults: 600 yen, middle school students: 250 yen, groups of over 30 people: 500 yen. *Elementary school students get in for free but need a parent accompanying them.
Credit cards
Not accepted.
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