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Daigoji Temple醍醐寺


This temple is the grand head temple of the Daigo School of the Shingon sect and is located in Fushimi Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture. The ample grounds of this temple cover over 1633 acres on Mt. Daigo, and is registered as a world heritage. In 874, one of Kukai's disciple's disciple, Rigen Daishi Shobo, built a simple edifice on this mountain which became the beginnings of this temple. The temple is divided into upper Daigoand lower Daigo, connected by a rugged mountain path. The premises are allocated with over 80 pagodas and temples. Notable, the golden pavilion that is a national treasure, and the five-tier pagoda built in the Heian period of which there are only a few in the prefecture. On the second Sunday in April, the HotaikoHanamigyoretsu procession, which ToyotomiHideyoshi started, is held annually in concurrence with the Daigo Hanami flower festival.


Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Daigohigashiojichou 22 (To-ji Temple / FushimiArea)

phone 0755710002

[3/Jan.-Dec.1stSunday] 9:00-17:00
[The Dec.1stSunday's The next day-the end of February] 9:00-16:30
※ Admission fee ticket issued Gates shut 1Hours Until 30 minutes Gates shut

Review of Daigo-ji Temple Kondo

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/05/01 Nice Structure
This is within the compound of Daigo-ji and is not to be missed as well. Great to spend some time taking a closer look.
Reviewed:2018/04/15 Main Hall of Daigoji Temple
Daigo-ji Temple Kondo should be the National Treasure and worth to have a detailed look at the internal part of the structure. During our visit there by early April this year, we just took a few...
Reviewed:2017/05/02 Main building of Daigoji
This impressive building is the main building of Daigoji. Compared with many other temples in Kyoto, it is not something special. Or, I think so because I cannot understand architecture much. Anyway...

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Daigohigashiojichou 22 [ map ]
To-ji Temple / FushimiArea
[3/Jan.-Dec.1stSunday] 9:00-17:00
[The Dec.1stSunday's The next day-the end of February] 9:00-16:30
※ Admission fee ticket issued Gates shut 1Hours Until 30 minutes Gates shut
open everyday
[Admission fee to worship/Admission fee ticket (Sanhoin/Reihokan/Kaiai) Regular] Adults800yen, 600yen, Elementary school age students and underFree
[Admission fee to worship/Admission fee ticket ) Spring/Autumn] Adults1500yen, junior and senior high school students 1000yen, Elementary school age students and underFree
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