Dec. 11, 2018 UPDATE

Daigo-ji Temple

- 醍醐寺 -
Traveler Friendly
There are English brochures are available at the entrance. The area of the temple is really large, but their English website offers you a detailed map.
Information
Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean
Languages spoken
Japanese only
1047 36 7.7 1 reviews
Dec. 11, 2018 UPDATE

Daigo-ji Temple

- 醍醐寺 -
Traveler Friendly
There are English brochures are available at the entrance. The area of the temple is really large, but their English website offers you a detailed map.
Information
Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean
Languages spoken
Japanese only
1047 36 7.7 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Daigo-ji Temple is a temple complex in Kyoto which is also a World Heritage Site
Daigo-ji Temple is located a 13-minute walk from subway Daigo Station. The temple is famous as a place to view cherry blossoms in spring. It was founded in 874 by a monk called Shobo on the top of Mt. Daigo. Daigo-ji Temple is especially famous for the cherry blossom viewing event the shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi held at the sub-temple Sambo-in in 1598, in the last year of his life. This was an incredibly gorgeous event, with around 1,300 participants, and the women had to change their kimono twice during it – so they had to have three kimonos! And these kimonos had to be new. The precincts of Daigo-ji Temple are vast, and there is a lot to see. The temple area is divided into three parts: Sanbo-in Temple, lower and upper Daigo. If you want to see all the temple buildings you need to be prepared for a day of hiking. The hike up the mountain should take about an hour and then an hour down the mountain, but if you want to look at the temples closer you need to prepare more time.
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Nov. 22, 2018
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Open Hours
・March 1 to the first Sunday of December: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. (enter by 4 p.m.) From the day after the first Sunday of December until the end of February: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (enter by 3:30 p.m.) ・Kami-Daigo ・Upper Daigo: March 1 to the first Sunday of December: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. From the day after the first Sunday of December until the end of February: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Reservations
Not accepted
Closed
None
Price range
【General Ticket 】 (Tickets for three areas: Sanbon-in (the garden and the temple) |Garan (Kon-do Hall, Five-story Pagoda, and others) | Reihokan museum) Adult: ¥800 / junior and high school students: ¥600 / elementary school students and under: free Groups: adult (20 persons or more): ¥700 / Children (20 persons or more): ¥500 【Term of Spring and Autumn tickets 】 (Spring: Mar. 20th - May 15th | Autumn: Oct. 15th - Dec. 10th) Adult: ¥1.500 / junior and high school students: ¥1,000 / elementary school students and under: free Groups: adult (20 persons or more): ¥1,300 / Children (20 persons or more): ¥800 【Kami-Daigo】 Adult: ¥600 / junior and high school students: ¥400 / elementary school students and under: free Groups: adult (20 persons or more): ¥500 / children (20 persons or more): ¥300
Credit cards
Not accepted
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