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Daigo-ji Temple

醍醐寺(だいごじ)
Area South
Category Temple / World Heritage

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Daigo-ji Temple is a Buddhist temple, headquarter of the Shingon sect Daigo School, located at "Daigo-yama"(Mt.Daigo) east of the Fushimi district, Kyoto. the temple was founded with a few simple structures on a mountaintop by Buddhist priest "Rigen-daishi" (Shobo) in 874, early Heian period. after that, "Kondo"(main hall), "Gojunoto"(five-story pagoda) and other structures were added. Daigo-ji Temple has been designated an UNESCO world heritage site.

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Past the So-mon gate is a road with cherry blossom trees planted on both sides.

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Passing Nio-mon Gate(Gate of Deva), the road with trees above your head goes on. Sunlight filtering through the leaves makes one feel comfortable.

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■"Kondo"(main hall)

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■"Gojunoto"(five-story pagoda) *photo left

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There are quite a few architectures designated as national treasures and important cultural assets such as "Kondo"(main hall), "Gojunoto"(five-story pagoda).

■"Gojunoto"(five-story pagoda)
The five-story pagoda is the oldest wooden building in Kyoto, constructed in 951. it was one of few buildings to survive the Onin War in the 15th century.

■"Kondo"(main hall)
the original hall was built in 904 but it was destroyed by fire in 1295. present hall used be the main hall of Mangan-ji Temple in Kishu Yuasa(Wakayama prefecture, far south of Kyoto). it was moved to this temple spending 2 years (1598-1600).

Address 22 Higashioji-cho, Daigo, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
京都府京都市伏見区醍醐東大路町22
Tel 075-571-0002
Open 9:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.
Admission ■Sanpo-in at Daigo-ji Temple (Entrance Fee)
600yen
■Reihokan
600yen
■Garan
600yen
URL http://www.daigoji.or.jp/index_e.html
Access 10 minute walk from Subway Daigo Station
Keihan Bus Stop Daigo-Sanboin
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