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: Adults: 600 yen
Junior and High School Students: 300 yen
* Hours: 9:00 - 17:00 (open until 16:00 from the next day of first Sunday of Dec. to the end of Feb.)
* Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
* Parking: 8 buses: 2000 yen/5H, 100 cars: 700 yen/5H
* Access: 10-minute walk from Daigo Station on the Tozai Subway Line, or Keihan Bus Stop Daigo-Sanpo-in
(from JR Yamashina Station and Rokujizo Station on the Keihan Railway)
* Website: http://www.daigoji.or.jp/index_e.html