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Daigo-ji, Kyoto

Daigoji is a large Shingon Buddhist temple complex dedicated to Yakushi Nyorai.

Daigoji is a large Shingon Buddhist temple complex dedicated to Yakushi Nyorai. Located along the slope of a mountain from base to peak, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site for its cultural significance and history. It comprises a garan (main complex) with a 5 storey pagoda (Gojunoto) which dates back to 951 as the oldest building in Kyoto, the Karamon Chinese gate, the Sanbo-in known for its gardens' fall colours and famous cherry blossoms, the Kondo temple, the Daigo-Sui spring, the Oku-no-in grotto with statues, and Reihokan Museum.


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About Daigo-ji

 22 Daigohigashiojicho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 601-1325, Japan

 +81 75-571-0002

 www.daigoji.or.jp

Daigo-ji and Nearby Sights on Map

Zuishin-in

Kaju-ji

Yamashina-ku

The Yamashina-ku neighborhood is home to the Oishi Shrine, Kaju-ji Temple, and the tomb of Emperor Tenji, the oldest Imperial tomb in Kyoto

Fushimi-ku

Mampuku-ji

Fushimi Momoyama Castle

The Fushimi Momoyama Castle is famous for its tea-room which has walls covered with gold-leaf

Gangyō-ji

Fushimi Inari Taisha

Fushimi Inari-Taisha at the base of the Inari mountain is a Shinto shrine dedicated to Inari, the rice god

Ujigami Shrine

The Ujigami shrine was originally built in ~1060 AD as a guardian shrine for Byodo-in Temple

Tofuku-ji