|Category||Temple / World Heritage|
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.
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.
There are quite a few architectures designated as national treasures and important cultural assets such as "Kondo"(main hall), "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.
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).
22 Higashioji-cho, Daigo, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
|Open||9:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.|
|Admission||■Sanpo-in at Daigo-ji Temple (Entrance Fee) 600yen ■Reihokan 600yen ■Garan 600yen|
|Access||10 minute walk from Subway Daigo Station Keihan Bus Stop Daigo-Sanboin|