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Kodai-ji Zen Temple高台寺

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This temple in Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City was founded in 1606 to pray for Toyotomi Hideyoshi's happiness in the next life by his wife, Nene. Along with a mausoleum for the both of them, you can also visit the front gate of former Fushimi castle, the Kasatei teahouse, the Shiguretei teahouse, the Kaisando hall which holds favorite mementos of the two, and the Mizukidai pavilion (all of which are Important Cultural Properties of Japan). The fine gold lacquer work on the Buddha dais and miniature shrine within the mausoleum are masterpieces of Momoyama-period artwork and known as Kodai-ji Temple Makie. The garden on site surrounding a small pond is not to be missed and has been nationally designated as a Place of Scenic Beauty as well as a Historic Site. It is lit up during the sakura cherry blossom season in spring, at night in summer, during the gorgeous foliage season in fall, and on New Year's Eve.

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Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Kodaiji Shimogawara-machi 526 (Gion / Higashiyama / YamashinaArea)

phone 0755619966
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9:00-17:30 (17:00 Information desk closed)
※ Spring, summer, autumn, Daegu SundayDinner has Admission Fee

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Address
Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto-shi Higashiyama-ku Kodaiji Shimogawara-machi 526 [ map ]
Area
Gion / Higashiyama / YamashinaArea
Phone
0755619966
Hours
9:00-17:30 (17:00 Information desk closed)
※ Spring, summer, autumn, Daegu SundayDinner has Admission Fee
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee to worship] Adults 600 yen, middle and high school 250 yen, group (30 people and above) 500 yen
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Available (Grounds South side Riseudo next to smoking area Available)
Wi-Fi
Available

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          Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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