Grand head temple of the Shingon sect Daigo school with the entire Mt. Daigo as its precincts
The grand head temple of the Shingon sect Daigo school has the entire Mt. Daigo as its precincts. The top of the mountain is called the "Kami Daigo" and the skirts the "Shimo Daigo". There are a number of highlights at the Shimo Daigo, such as the national treasure, Kondo, and a five-story pagoda that is said to be the oldest wooden building in Kyoto. The "Sanboin" is a Momoyama period architecture consisting of shinden zukuri and shoin zukuri. The garden that expands in front the Omote-Shoin was designed by Hideyoshi Toyotomi himself and is designated as a special place of scenic beauty and special historic site. The homotsu-kan stores and preserves several hundred thousand treasures including 73 national treasures, and they are open to public twice a year in spring and autumn. It was registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
|Address||22 Daigo-higashi-oji-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto|
|Hours||9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closes at 4:00 p.m. from the next day of the first Sunday in December to the end of February)
* Last admission is 30 minutes before the closing time.
|Admission fee||Sanboin, Garan, Reihokan, Kami Daigo 600 yen each|
|Access||Take the JR Tokaido Main Line from "Kyoto Station" of the JR Tokaido Shinkansen for approx. 5 minutes, alight at "Yamashina Station". Take the Kyoto City Subway Tozai Line for approx. 8 minutes, alight at "Daigo Station", and walk for approx. 10 minutes.|
updated on Jan 9, 2015
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