World Heritage: Daigoji Temple4.7
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.
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5.02 months ago
Ive been to many temples all over Japan.. and this is one of the most breathtaking ones for sure!!! It puts you in such a serene state of mind.. the Japanese gardens in front of the temple are absolutely stunning!!! And then as you think you're finished.. more surprises await you as you continue to stroll towards the pagoda.. and then the gorgeous red bridge connecting the little red temple..
5.09 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.
4.010 months ago
Ambiguous place because of the price 1500 yen for person. You can buy only combination ticket even if you are only interested in one zone..Despite this..beautiful and meditation area with pond is brilliant for photos.
5.08 months ago
At first upon entering, there were dead trees everywhere. Some of the infrastructure aged poorly but then we realized afterwards that the whole place got destroyed by the most recent storm. Once you go all the way inside to the inner garden. Behold ! It was magical. I think we were really lucky to be there 2nd to last week of November since the foliage were at its peak. The whole garden is flaming red with maple trees and decorated bonsai surrounding body of water. See pics. Highly recommended!
5.09 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.