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Daikaku-ji, Kyoto

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One of the oldest temple complexes in Kyoto, Daikaku-ji consists of a variety of Buddhist shrines connected by elevated wooden walkways. Built on the grounds of a former imperial villa in the 800s, the temple has been the site of important political, religious, and cultural developments throughout its history. See the 1,200-year-old man-made pond, the oldest of its kind in Japan, which offers tranquility and raked gravel gardens. Once famous for its moon-viewing parties, which were atended by the royalty of the past, the temple now stages similar events for the general public during full moon. To visit Daikaku-ji and other attractions in Kyoto, use our Kyoto trip itinerary maker site .
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  • Fantastic, well preserved and beautifully maintained temple. There was literally noone there when I visited by bike. So worth the trip.  more »
  • In Rim mountain deep, so no one will go to the Temple temple. But dearest is the emperor's palace, and he still holds the moustache cut in the dance of the Game Knife and sword. It is impressive to walk under the porch of around Temple temple a week.
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