Kodai-ji Temple, Higashiyama

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Find tranquility and history at Kodai-ji Temple, a Buddhist shrine founded in the 17th century. Originally established in 1606, this site belongs to the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism and features ornate interiors and Zen gardens. Enter through the main hall, redone in 1912, explore the rock and tsukiyama-style gardens, and walk uphill to the site's mausoleum and two teahouses. The premises also contain a secondary temple with its own Zen gardens. With our custom trip planner, Kyoto attractions like Kodai-ji Temple can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • We visited this temple around 7 30 pm late March. The main attraction here is projection mapping on its beautiful zen garden with Sakura tree. The show is quite short ( a few minutes at most), and it ...  more »
  • It is not too much to say that Kyoto is a place. There are restaurants and quaint streets, and there are many tourists. You can visit the temple properly, and the garden is wonderful, so please come and see!
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