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Apr. 17, 2020 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 the website contains a detailed English map.
Information
Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean
Languages spoken
Japanese only
1231 37 7.7 1 reviews
Apr. 17, 2020 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 the website contains a detailed English map.
Information
Japanese, English, Chinese, and Korean
Languages spoken
Japanese only
1231 37 7.7 1 reviews
Story & Recommendation
Daigo-ji Temple — A UNESCO World Heritage Site designated temple complex
Daigo-ji Temple is a temple complex located a 13-minute walk from the Daigo Subway Station.
Founded at the summit of Mt. Daigo by a monk named Shobo in 874, Daigo-ji Temple is now known for its beautiful spring cherry blossoms.
Daigo-ji Temple's magnificent cherry blossoms are so revered in Japan's ancient capital that famous daimyo Toyotomi Hideyoshi held a cherry blossom viewing event at one of its sub-temples, Sambo-in Temple, in 1598 before his death the following year.
The event is said to have been in matched in grandeur and was attended by nearly 1,300 people. The event is also well known for the fact that the women attendees were required to change twice during the whole thing – meaning that they needed three different kimono! And they had to be brand new too!
The grounds of the Daigo-ji Temple are immensely spacious and there's a lot to see.
The temple precinct is divided into three parts: Sanbo-in Temple, and upper and lower Daigo (Shimo-Daigo and Kami-Daigo).
If you want to see all the temple buildings, then you will need to be prepared for a whole day of hiking. The hike up and down the mountain should take about an hour each way. So if you want to take your time looking carefully at each of the buildings, then you will need to afford yourself quite a bit of 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. (entrance closes 4 p.m.) Second Monday of December until the end of February: 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (entrance closes 3:30 p.m.) ・Kami-Daigo: March 1 to the first Sunday of December: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Second Monday of December until the end of February: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Reservations
Not accepted
Closed
None
Price range
General Tickets: (Tickets for three areas: Sanbon-in (the garden and temple), Garan (Kon-do Hall, five-storied pagoda, and others) and the Reihokan Museum) Age 18+: ¥800 Age 12 to 17: ¥600 Age 12 and under: free Groups: Age 18+ (20 people or more): ¥700 Age 12 to 17 (20 people or more): ¥500 Spring and Autumn Tickets (Spring: Mar. 20 - May 15 | Autumn: Oct. 15 - Dec. 10) Age 18+: ¥1,500 Age 12 to 17: ¥1,000 Age 12 and under: free Groups: Age 18+ (20 people or more): ¥1,300 Age 12 to 17 (20 people or more): ¥800 Kami-Daigo: Age 18+: ¥600 Age 12 to 17: ¥400 Age 12 and under: free Groups: Age 18+ (20 people or more): ¥500 Age 12 to 17 (20 people or more): ¥300
Credit cards
Not accepted
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