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Daikaku-ji Temple

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4.4 (2701)

4 Sagaosawacho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8411, Japan

Temple, formerly a royal villa built in 814, with a pond & traditional landscape & rock gardens.

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Mondays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Tuesdays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Wednesdays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Thursdays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Fridays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Saturdays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Sundays: 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM

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Hi I Am a month ago

If you want the bamboo forest all to yourself without the insane crowds at Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, this is the place. It's only 300 yen to enter but if you want to enter the main temple it's an extra 500 yen. When we went in October in the early afternoon there was hardly anyone there. It was a little erie to walk through the bamboo forest with no one around. There's also a lake you can walk around.

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Edd G 2 months ago

It’s a hidden gem! With few people but really cool stuff about Japanese culture. It is one of the most important temples, and you can see traces of couple emperors.

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Frank Witkam 3 months ago

Beautiful temple with great autumn foliage in autumn and amazing sliding door paintings. Make sure to visit its small museum with a wonderful Kano Eitoku painting and early medieval sculptures for only 300 yen too. A combined ticket to visit Gio-ji (25 min walk) is available as well.

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Bor Praznik 5 months ago

We went around noon on a weekend and it was practically empty. We had the whole place to ourselves and even the garden. The garden also has a smaller bamboo forest as a quieter alternative to Arashiyama.

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Yukina M. 6 months ago

This temple is far from the tourist attractions, so you can visit slowly, you can enjoy the calm of the temple, the zen garden, and the pond. I suggest to visit the pond. It is older than the temple and made to imitate / reflect the dongting lake in China. The lake where the dragon boat festival originated. According to the standards of beauty of the far east, you should visit when it is windy. A landscape is beautiful only when it is visited by the wind.