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[Daigo-ji Temple]

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 which are open for public viewing twice a year in spring and autumn. It was registered as a UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site.
Viewing period Sakura: End of March to beginning of April
 
Address 22 Daigo-higashi-oji-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Phone +81-75-571-0002 (Japanese only)
Hours 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (closes at 4:30 p.m. from the next day of the first Sunday in December to the end of February)
* Last admission is 1 hour before the closing time.
Holidays Open everyday
Admission fee ● Joint ticket for three places (Sanboin, Reihokan, Garan)
Adults 800 yen
Junior high / high school students 600 yen
Elementary school students and under Free
- Spring season / autumn season (March 20th to May 15th / October 15th to December 10th)
Adults 1,500 yen
Junior high / high school students 1,000 yen
Elementary school students and under Free
● Kami Daigo
* 100 yen off for those who have a joint ticket for the three places.
Adults 600 yen
Junior high / high school students 400 yen
Elementary school students and under Free
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.
URL http://www.daigoji.or.jp/index_e.html
* Depending on the weather and natural conditions etc., it may not be possible to see views like the ones in the photos / article. Viewing periods for flowers / autumn leaves and event schedules are subject to change.

updated on Sep 29, 2017

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