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Kodai-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Kodai-ji Temple

InformationInformation

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

ClosedClosed

  • 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

TweetsTweets

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
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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
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Vembu Vivek @VivekVembu_15 - 2018-08-27
Last night
In #GANGAPARAMESVERI_TEMPLE
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
@PiyushGoyal @ThinkersPad sir,rly concentrating on Metros. Not on Potential routes which operates JUST 2 or 3 train… https://t.co/QGtFo4c2ei
Ar Un Vi Swa @ArunTerenz - 2018-05-01
#Today my temple Kovil kodai going on...... https://t.co/gUrWnnq5zH
Keenan Ngo @KeenanNgo - 2018-04-03
I just published “Kodai-ji Temple” https://t.co/VBAOiLtLGO
Tom Bricker @Tom_Bricker - 2018-03-14
NEW POST: A beautiful temple in Kyoto that features seasonal projection mapping shows, of all things. https://t.co/WYVFgXaYVg
tamilnaadulive @tamilnaadulive - 2018-03-04
The 'Masi Kodai Vizha' of Mandaikkaadu Bagavathi Amman Temple commenced today with the hoisting of the flag atop th… https://t.co/3HUPA3eLUI
Quizerno (クイザーノ) @Avisch_ - 2018-02-28
@dicrowmatic Like even the name. Ok, I just looked it up. In the original Japanese it's not called the Southern Fac… https://t.co/JU9XOOQQ8t
Visit Beijing @beijingofficial - 2018-02-28
Temple fairs in Beijing attract crowds of visitors! This month's #BeijIncredible fan share offers an insider's view… https://t.co/lQJMhEbrNF
Ram Engineer @TamilAir - 2018-01-02
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midnightrambler @midnightranble - 2017-11-25
View of autumn leaves garden from Kaizando hall of Kodai-ji Temple.
Time stopped at that… Kōdai-jihttps://www.instagram.com/p/Bb4idyKFC4F/
Muhammad Idris @uwakidris - 2017-11-19
The wonderful colors of Autumn, Kodai-ji temple Kyoto https://t.co/gzZDqLrELM
LucaM @taifunu - 2017-10-27
📷 lifeisverybeautiful: Kodai-ji Temple, Kyoto, Japan by Active-U on Flickr. Autumn Leaves https://t.co/h4PQhictxy
Edward Sanderson @escdotdot - 2017-09-04
new sounds uploaded: 17 09 04 forest sounds and helicopter at Kodai-Ji Temple, Kyoto https://t.co/DvYh6JfO3u on #SoundCloud
jason francis @jasonfrancis71 - 2017-07-10
At the kodai/ji temple sitting in the kangetsu-dai used to allow viewing of the moons reflection in the pool. https://t.co/DJScZWZwAj
Umakant Mishra @umakant_mishra - 2017-06-27
Chettiar Park is about 4 kms away from Kodai Bus Stand on the way to Kurinji Andavar Temple. It is the second most… https://t.co/BlAKi8LZPa
Umakant Mishra @umakant_mishra - 2017-06-27
Mahavir Jain Temple is located on the way while going to Kurinji Andavar Temple. It is about 3 kms from Kodai bus s… https://t.co/oncEPQ9A6z

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