Daigoji Temple

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.

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Kyoto Kyoutoshi Fushimi-ku Daigohigashiojichou 22
[Dec.1st Sunday The next day-the end of February] 9:00-16:30
* Admission fee Reception, admission to each place is 30 minutes Gates shut
open everyday
[Admission fee ticket (Sangharama/Sangharama) Normal season] Adults 1,000yen, Medium High School Students 700yen
* Reihokan Garden/Buddha statue building is Free
[Admission fee ticket (Sangharama/Sangharama) Spring] Adults 1,500yen , Junior high and high school students 1,000yen
[Sanpoin Goten Special Admission fee] 500yen
[Reihokan Spring/Autumn Special Exhibition] 500yen
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English Menu
Available (English Pamphlet Available)
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Estimated stay time
60-120 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (Not inside the Sanboin building, assistance is required when entering the Reihokan)
Infant friendly

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


  • Just Beautiful!!!
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.08.12
    We loved every bit of this place.Beautiful ponds and those flowers everywhere is just heavenly.We went during cherry blossom season which made it even more pretty.
  • Well Worth Going To See.
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.06.14
    Hideyoshi Toyotomi, one of the most famous Shoguns used this place as one of his residences, and you can see why. Beauty all around. Far enough from the Imperial Palace not to be influenced by the...
  • Great!!!
    5.0 Reviewed:2018.09.19
    This place awesome!!! So wide and huge..area... To the top of Mt(Kami-Daigo area) takes ‘bout,60 min...Also this Daigo-hi temple is now world heritage...

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