See a traditional Japanese garden in the Gion area
Kodai-ji Temple is located between the popular sightseeing spots of Yasaka Shrine and Kiyomizu Temple. It was established in 1606 by a noble woman called Nene to mourn her husband Hideyoshi, a famous samurai general who was one of the unifiers of Japan during the Sengoku period (1467-1603). Kodai-ji Temple is well known for its beautiful Japanese garden, with its ponds and numerous historical structures carefully placed throughout. It is open at night during special periods of the year and the garden illuminated for you to enjoy a magical landscape.