Daitokuji Temple (大徳寺)
Daitokuji Temple was opened in 1315, and is the head temple of the Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism’s Daitokuji faction. There are two branch temples in the expansive grounds, along with 22 sub temples and an array of National Treasures and Important Cultural Properties. Though destroyed during the Onin War, it is famous for having been restored by high monk Ikkyu. There is also a wooden image of Sen no Rikyu enshrined at the spot he repaired on the second floor of the main temple gate, and it is said that Hideyoshi’s fury at this is one of the reason’s he committed suicide.
Kyoto Kyoutoshi Kita-ku Murasakinodaitokujichou 53 (Kurama / Kibune / OharaArea)
9:00-16:00 (depending on the public tower)
- 9:00-16:00 (depending on the public tower)
- Grounds walk freedom
- It depends on the public tower.
* Honbo is not open to the public.
- Parking Lot
- Credit Card
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Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
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.