Daigoji Temple

Sightseeing information about Daigoji Temple in Japan.


World Heritage: Daigoji Temple4.7

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Daigoji Temple has expansive ground spreading over an entire mountainside. The upper area has some buildings related to Shugendo, a folk religion that draws from both Buddhism and Shinto, and the lower area has main temple structures, a five-story pagoda and sprawling gardens with ponds. The broad approach is flanked with 1,000 cherry trees that make a gorgeous floral tunnel in spring.

Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who unified the country after wars in the late 16th century, rebuilt the whole temple buildings and held a cherry-blossom viewing party with 1,300 ladies of the nobility from all over Japan.

In autumn, foliage colors on the mountain slopes in daytime and light-up views of the temples at night are breath-taking. If you have enough time, it is recommended to take a stroll up to the summit (450m) for a couple of hours.

Purposeelderly,that you'll never forget,world heritage,family,cherry blossom viewing,shrine/temple,art,autumn foliage,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 38.9km) Google Transit

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5.07 months ago

This is a must-see stop on your vacation to Japan. It's a breathtaking venue with serene waterfalls and foliage surrounding a pond and bridge. Not to mention the temples and history. It's so picturesque. It's not super cheap but totally worth it. There are a few food venues available on site too.

5.07 months ago

Amazing temple!
The garden in Sanboinn is beautiful!
Not crowded , quiet peaceful place.
Red bridge and small temple in the main hall place is wonderful.
I highly recommend you!

5.07 months ago

It is a famous tourist spot with World Heritage Award. Might be it needs an entrance fee of 1,500 yen per person, so we don't see much people there. Anyway, the place is beautiful and deserved a visit.

5.012 months ago

have wanted to visit this amazing place for so long and it was better than I hoped. Absolutely beautiful. I was there early in the morning and saw no other tourist until I was leaving the grounds. The staff was very helpful and friendly. The walk getting here is wonderful. So much beauty to take in. I am so happy to have visited at last! There is a nice path around the temple grounds with several waterfalls also.

5.04 months ago

Mesmerizing and beautiful spot. Unlike other sacred sites in Kyoto i experienced this one a lot less crowdy.

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