Daigo-ji Temple

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長年の経験から、ほかの品種では溶けてしまうため、青森産のふじを採用。 撮影/伊藤信、文/婦人画報編集部

World Heritage with gorgeous cherry blossoms loved by Hideyoshi Toyotomi

The history of this temple, one of Kyoto’s World Heritage Sites, dates back to 874.  One of the important disciples of the Buddhist priest, Kukai, opened a small hut on the top of Mount Daigo.  The entire mountain is regarded as the temple precinct and is divided into two areas: Kami Daigo on the upper side and Shimo Daigo on the lower side where more than 80 sub-temples stand.  The symbolic five-story pagoda was constructed to commemorate the spirit of Emperor Daigo.  One of the temples in this huge precinct is Sanpo-in, which consists of several temple buildings that include National Treasures and Important Cultural Heritages.  Their stroll-style garden with a large pond, designated as a place of Special National Scenic Beauty, exhibits beautiful scenes in every season.

INFORMATION

Name Daigo-ji Temple
Address 22 Daigo Higashioji-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto
Tel 075-571-0002
Hours Sanpo-in Garden, main hall and Reiho-kan Museum: 9:00-16:00 (Mar.- 1st Sun. of Dec.), until 17:00 (1st Sun. of Dec.-Feb.) *Entry until 30 min. before closing time; Admission varies at each place.
Closed
Resevation
URL http://www.daigoji.jp/
Recommended Entry: Varies depending on the place
AREA:
  • SOUTH AREA
  • MAP

    Find Nearby Spots 食べる・飲む: FOOD 泊まる: STAY 買う: BUY 観る・体験する: VIEW

    Translation to English by AD BRAIN INC. ,
    Fujin-gaho,December issue,2013