Shrines & Temples


Daigo-ji Temple

Daigo-ji Temple, a World Heritage Site, spreads across Daigo-san Mountain and is well-known as the "Temple of Flowers". In 874, Godai Hall was built at the top of the mountain by Buddhist monk Shobo. Later, the garan (main complex), small buildings, and five-story pagoda were constructed at the foot of the mountain. The five-story pagoda, Goju-no-to is now the oldest building in Kyoto having survived the Onin War in the 1400's.

On the second Sunday in April, a feast is held to commemorate a famous cherry blossom viewing party held in 1598 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi(1537-1598), who helped to rebuild the damaged buildings.

* Address: 22 Daigo-Higash-oji-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City

* Tel.: +81-(0)75-571-0002

* Fax: +81-(0)75-571-0101

* Entrance Fees(Combined Ticket for Sanboin, Reihokan and Garan):
(Normal Period: Admission outside of Spring and Autumn)
Adults: 800 yen
Senior High/Junior and High School Students: 600 yen
*Admission is free for primary school students

(Spring & Autumn Period: March 20th - May 15th; October 15th - December 10th)
Adults: 1,500 yen
Senior High/Junior and High School Students: 1,000 yen
*Admission is free for primary school students

* Hours:

●From March 1st through the 1st Sunday of December: 9:00-17:00

●From the day after the 1st Sunday of December through the end of February: 9:00-16:30
*Ticketing ends an hour before closing time. (Last entrance 30 minutes before closing time.)

* Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

* Parking: 8 buses: 2000 yen/5H, 100 cars: 1,000 yen/5H

* Access: 10-minute walk from Daigo Station on the Tozai Subway Line, or Keihan Express Bus to “Daigo -ji” bus stop(from JR Kyoto Station, Hachijoguchi Bus Stop) or “Daigo -ji mae” bus stop
(from JR Yamashina Station and Rokujizo Station on the Keihan Railway)

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