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Kodaiji
Kyoto Top 29 in Can't Miss Attractions

4.4/5
299 Reviews
Temple
Liked by 4
Closing in 58 mins Open from 9:00am-5:30pm
Recommended Sightseeing Time: 2 hours
Address: 526, Shimokawaracho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto
Official website: http://www.kodaiji.com
Phone: +81-75-5619966

What people are saying:

Coming to Kodai-ji Temple at night is a real treat in Kyoto. The temple grounds feels more magical and mysterious.

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  • Lance_Kerwin
    Lance_Kerwin
    Tromso, Norway
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    Kodai-ji Temple

    this temple is located in a beautiful part of Higashiyama Ward. It sits atop a slight hill. Kodai-ji is a jewel of Momoyama Period architecture. Getting there: Kodaiji is located in the Higashiy...

    Reviewed on /Date(1610401638000+0800)/
  • 828muhammadrizalf
    828muhammadrizalf
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    quite japanese garden

    beautiful japanese garden, not so crowded. inside mainhall is prohibited to take pothograph (where the Hideyoshi wife live). but we can enjoy the garden here.

    Reviewed on /Date(1609622228000+0800)/
  • Elisabethmh
    Elisabethmh
    Jessheim, Norway
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    Beautiful garden

    Kodaiji Temple is built in 1606 in honor of Hideyoshi, one of Japan's greatest historical figures. The temple on it`s own is nice but not "impressive" compared to many other temples we have visited. T...

    Reviewed on /Date(1602109513000+0800)/
  • matthewbT9247JI
    matthewbT9247JI
    Basel
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    Great day out

    We enjoyed each and every temple visit, and this one was no different. Get there early to avoid queues. Well worth the entrance ticket.

    Reviewed on /Date(1596141095000+0800)/
  • Goldyellow33
    Goldyellow33
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    Beautiful&quite

    Took a while to find the entrance,it’s top of hill so hard with a troller Beautiful gumbo forest & quite

    Reviewed on /Date(1593554816000+0800)/

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Introduction

The official name of Gaotai Temple is Gaotai Shousheng Temple. After the death of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, his wife, the North Government Office, was built in the 11th year of Qing Dynasty. Later, the Sanjiang monk of Jianren Temple was invited to be the elder of the mountain, and the other is Gaotai Temple. The Gaotai Temple was built on the hill and was burned by fire. Only buildings such as the mountain hall are now preserved. The umbrella pavilion and the moon watching platform in the temple are famous scenic spots. In the spring and autumn, the night illumination of the cherry blossoms and red leaves of the Gaotai Temple is one of the highlights of Kyoto.
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