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Daikakuji Temple, Kyoto

The Daikakuji was the villa of Emperor Saga that was converted into a Shingon Buddhist temple in 876 AD.

The Daikakuji was the villa of Emperor Saga that was converted into a Shingon Buddhist temple in 876 AD. The Saga Goryu school of Ikebana (art of flower arrangement) originated here and has its headquarters in the complex. The Osawa-no-ike Pond and surrounding gardens offer relaxing spots.


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About Daikakuji Temple

 4 Sagaosawacho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 616-8411, Japan

 +81 75-871-0071

 www.daikakuji.or.jp

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