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Kodai-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Kodai-ji Temple


Kodai-ji Temple was established in 1605 by Kita-no-Mandokoro (also known as Nene or One) to console the spirit of her late husband, Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Kita-no-Mandokoro became a num after the Hideyoshi's death and the name of the temple came from her Buddhist name, Kodai-in. The temple has extensive grounds include gardens designed by the notable landscape architect and aristocrat, Kobori Enshu (Kobori Masakazu) with teahouses designed by the renowned master of the tea ceremony, Sen-no-Rikyu.
The temple's Kaizan-do and Otamaya halls, Kangetsu-dai roofed corridor, Kasa-tei and Shigure-tei teahouses, and Omote-mon gate are all designated as Important Cultural Properties. On these structures, the architectural style in the Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1573 - 1603) can be seen.
The temple is beautifully illuminated at night during the special periods in the spring, summer and autumn.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 9:00 - 17:00
  • Illumination: Sunset - 21:30 *mid-March - early May; August 1 - August 18; late October - early December


  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 600 yen (General, Adult)
  • 250 yen (Student)
  • Admission Free (Child)

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 15 minutes from JR Kyoto Station by the #206 bus. Get off at Higashiyama-Yasui Bus stop.
  • 20 minutes walk from Gion-Shijo Station on the Keihan Main Line (KH39)

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 526, Shimokawaracho, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0825


Gina Koutsika @gkoutsika - 2019-09-09
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Sal'Vi Vicidomini @SalViVicidomini - 2019-09-03
#Priest #Cyborg #Buddhist #temple #Kodai (#Japan) #teaches #prayer and #faith to #followers. Equipped with #AI it c… https://t.co/qcmdDjtO8I
Sal'Vi Vicidomini @SalViVicidomini - 2019-09-03
#Priest #Cyborg #Buddhist #temple #Kodai (#Japan) #teaches #prayer and #faith to #followers. Equipped with #AI it c… https://t.co/qz5hSOUoGN
Temple Connect Official @TempleConnect_ - 2019-07-10
#Thiruvallikeni #Chennai - Sri #Parthasarathy Perumal Temple - 60th #DivyaDesam

Devotees thronged to the temple fo… https://t.co/RGfXIufGFg
Vishnu Panchal @JindadilVishnu - 2019-07-04
@thewire_in @Brijesh_kodai @RevatiLaul Why don't you discuss Delhi temple vandalizing?
So many temple vandalized during Muslim times
aNuRaG @parinda_India - 2019-05-23
@iAshishG @AsYouNotWish Was in Madurai Meenakshi Amman Temple yesterday with my family, since we were back from our… https://t.co/Zm7ZpL56VG
Kanpai! Japan @KanpaiJapan - 2019-04-30
[Today's Kanpai picture]
Kodai-ji - The temple with maple and bamboo in Kyoto
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Ravi.T @VaanampaadiRavi - 2019-04-18
Sir,Welcome to the ancient city of Madurai.
Seat of Thamizh language.Wealthiest in the old world.Augu… https://t.co/4S9ubEs7AD
Sightseeing Japan @SightseeingJap1 - 2019-04-13
Projection mapping-Temple of the woman who love the Momoyama culture-[Kodai-ji] (Kyoto Hen) https://t.co/AYRS75NSVW https://t.co/eTkIVZGn8Y
TravelCaffeine.com @TravelCaffeine - 2019-04-10
Kodaiji Temple frequently does nighttime illuminations, and if you're visiting Japan while one is occurring, it's a… https://t.co/IomncmDbdE
CulKey Foundation @culkeyF - 2019-04-08
Kodai Thirunal Utsavam starts on Chaitra shudda dvitiai, the second day- lunar calendar. Lord Sri Ranganatha adorne… https://t.co/bRvfjCQ0eC
lilymama @lequatorzemai - 2019-04-01
I went to Kyoto today. Some cherry blossoms like one in Kodai Temple were blooming🤗 #kyoto #cherryblossom https://t.co/XR9y2nGHeT
Suresh @Raaga_Suresh - 2019-03-06
I am normally a forest + hills person and I had planned to be in Valparai and Kodai. Due to last minute change had… https://t.co/9ttTUV4k55
OverseasAdvTravel @OverseasAdvTrav - 2019-02-26
Where in the world did a noblewoman with a “rat” of a husband make a monument to their love that unhappy couples st… https://t.co/9amoGlBJNq
Madhukar Pai @mpaitweets - 2019-01-20
@TrueIndology @amitmalviya TamilNadu govt logo has Gopuram.Tamil God is Murugan. Every corner of a street has a Pil… https://t.co/JUK1JjUGE1
The_Preying_Mantis @Kickass_monk - 2018-12-20
1/3The Kuzhanthai Velappar temple is one of the main attractions of the lovely Poombarai village in Kodai. Its a ve… https://t.co/pNhbCusD3m
Kanpai! Japan @KanpaiJapan - 2018-12-09
[Today's Kanpai picture]
Kodai-ji - The temple with maple and bamboo in Kyoto
https://t.co/2HplxFwfev https://t.co/TjXOglBnJB
Wife in Blue Yonder @Wife_BlueYonder - 2018-11-12
Our bento-box lunch at Waentei-Kikko! The owner Fukui Kodai is so sweet and #passionate about his work! This quiet… https://t.co/m0hrJxHAFo
Tom Bricker @Tom_Bricker - 2018-10-27
The best nighttime illumination in Kyoto is now underway! Kodaiji Lightscape features a projection mapping show, ee… https://t.co/bYpru58AVd
Darshan Tours and Travels @and_darshan - 2018-09-15
Temple tour of Madurai, Rameshwaram, Kanyakumari and leisure stay at Kodai are the highlights of this tour.
1)Tour… https://t.co/0tdzV85wu8
Kanpai! Japan @KanpaiJapan - 2018-08-30
[Today's Kanpai picture]
Kodai-ji - The temple with maple and bamboo in Kyoto
https://t.co/2HplxFwfev https://t.co/5oq5PipogW
Vembu Vivek @VivekVembu_15 - 2018-08-27
Last night
Kodai with mapul and frds @ Tirunelveli https://t.co/T7KZCyxqK8
Hanumanthtours @hanumanthtours - 2018-08-03
leisure. Overnight stay at Kodaikanal.
Day 4: Kodaikanal
After breakfast, proceed for visits covering Kodai Lake, B… https://t.co/SJjWrYz0u8
Dawn Carlos 🏳️‍🌈 @dawndundundun - 2018-07-25
Subway to Higashiyama/Gion off to Kodai Temple...if I make it, tough weather today 😓 https://t.co/tOP8jJ8dib
David Wright @sweatervestboy - 2018-07-15
📷 From a May visit to Kodai-Ji Zen Temple. Peaceful, yes? Unless you consider the chain saw... https://t.co/3faCJoDADl
epifunny @nandinisushil - 2018-07-12
Was awesome to see it blooming at the kurinji andavar temple in Kodai ! https://t.co/jQ1sMiY3C6
Jai Prakash Srivastava @JaiPrak84100395 - 2018-06-06
I hv land in Pura Kodai(thana ahiraula)
I wnt to buld temple bt frm last 2-3 mnths Brijesh n Munna Rai are destroyi… https://t.co/InCokn82BE
Jai Prakash Srivastava @JaiPrak84100395 - 2018-06-02
@RSSorg i hv parental land @ my native ,on which i want to build shivji temple 4 villag bt sum ppl create obstcls d… https://t.co/6UN85JRLzc
Arunkumar @Arunkum01848073 - 2018-05-21
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sadaadmi @farthepeople - 2018-05-21
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