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Daikaku-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Daikaku-ji Temple

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Daikaku-ji Temple was originally built as a palace for Emperor Saga in the early Heian Period (794 - 1185). Then the palace was converted into a temple in 876, over 30 years after the demise of the emperor. The temple was also called Saga Gosho Palace during the Kamakura Period (1185 - 1333) because Emperor Kameyama and Emperor Go-Uda lived in the temple and conducted cloistered rule after their retirement.
The temple's present buildings date from the 16th century, but are still palatial in style with some impressive paintings on the walls and sliding doors. These paintings, including the works by the noted artist Kano Sanraku, are designated as Important Cultural Properties. The large Osawa-no-Ike Pond in the precincts of the temple is an artificial pond and was once used by Emperor Saga for boating.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00 - 17:00 *admission until 30 minutes before closing

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 500 yen (General, Adult)
  • 300 yen (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 15 minutes from JR Saga-Aradhiyama Station
  • 28 minutes from JR Kyoto Station by the #28 bus. Get off at Daikakuji Bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 4, Saga Osawacho, Ukyo-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 616-8411

TweetsTweets

TravelCaffeine.com @TravelCaffeine - 2018-03-30
Went back for sakura season yesterday, and this temple looks even better. Definitely a top 10 stop in Kyoto this ti… https://t.co/lDi4lYopid
Daniel Sofer @hermosawave - 2018-03-27
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Tom Bricker @Tom_Bricker - 2018-03-22
NEW POST: One of the best temples in Kyoto that few people visit. https://t.co/wkyf99B8VR
Ken@Japan @level0_k2 - 2017-09-12
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Kaori @kaorio8o2 - 2017-03-11
I went to Kyoto with my friend yesterday. Especially, Daikaku-temple and Kitano-tenmangu were so beautiful. https://t.co/xWCzowuOgZ
Temple of Japan @JPNTemple - 2017-01-17
Daikaku-ji:Was changed to a temple palace of Emperor Saga, is a temple that edge for the Imperial Family. https://t.co/EKvJ4pnoL4
Temple of Japan @JPNTemple - 2016-12-23
Daikaku-ji:Was changed to a temple palace of Emperor Saga, is a temple that edge for the Imperial Family. https://t.co/EKvJ4pnoL4
Daniel Sofer @hermosawave - 2016-10-16
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yidilian @yidilian - 2016-08-17
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B891_ @B891_ - 2016-08-02
#flickr Daikaku-ji Temple: Seventh Heaven Photography posted a photo:

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yidilian @yidilian - 2016-07-21
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Netiwut @Netiwut - 2016-05-19
Taking a wrong bus (again) made me found this wonderful temple --- Daikaku-ji. This gate is… https://t.co/5qYcddcbnU
Clarissa N G @ClaireClaire05 - 2016-05-07
Daikaku Parking Area: https://t.co/Z1MElDeIov shall write a story about it one day #amwriting #wangan #rainbowbridge #yokohama #tokyobay
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yidilian @yidilian - 2016-03-03
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Adam Frei @AdamFrei - 2016-02-11
Realization makes
every place
a temple.
~Daikaku
Lu. @serluvia - 2016-01-11
@ellemehnopi I suddenly got this mental image of Daikaku massaging his temple while the rabbits fussing over him and then one of them --
yidilian @yidilian - 2015-12-19
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yidilian @yidilian - 2015-12-19
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yidilian @yidilian - 2015-12-17
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yidilian @yidilian - 2015-12-16
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Astronaut / Lurker @Shiroki_Alex - 2015-12-11
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yidilian @yidilian - 2015-12-09
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