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Kodai-ji Temple, Kyoto

4.4
Religious Site · Hidden Gem · Tourist Spot
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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  • Kodaiji Temple is built in 1606 in honor of Hideyoshi, one of Japan's greatest historical figures. The temple on it`s own is nice but not "impressive" compared to many other temples we have visited...  more »
  • We enjoyed each and every temple visit, and this one was no different. Get there early to avoid queues. Well worth the entrance ticket.  more »

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