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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  • I went to the time of autumn leaves. I came here at night, but the light was very beautiful. It was just very crowded.
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  • We were able to visit the Kodai-ji temple at night, in the case of a night illumination show. This temple was completed in 1605 in memory of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, unifier of Japan.
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