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Daihoon-ji Temple Daikon-daki

大報恩寺 大根焚き
Area West
Category annual events at Temples

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Daikon-daki is one of the annual event held in kyoto from November to December. Daikon, a type of radish, is boiled at temples and distributed to the temple visitors. This event occurs at temples like Senbonshaka-do(official name is Daihoon-ji Temple), which is close to Kitano Tenmangu Shrine, Kakusho-in Temple in Arashiyama, Sanpo-ji Temple in Utano, and Ryotoku-ji Temple in Narutaki.
This time, we visited Senbonshaka-do's Daikon-daki. On the two days of December 7 and 8, they used around five thousand daikon to make up to ten thousand servings.

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On the second day, December 8, lots of people came visiting in search of boiled daikon. After first buying their tickets, they fell in line. Tickets were 1000 yen.

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The Daikon, cooked in a large iron pot, is offered to visitors one after another.

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These are the contents of the bowl. There are up to three big slices of Daikon, and also some abura-age(deep-fried bean curd). The broth made from konbu and a soysauce base is very mild. Served piping hot, it warms you up and is a real blessing in the cold weather.

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Everyone is enjoying their boiled daikon with gusto.

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Address 1305, Mizomaecho, Kamigyo-ku, Kyoto city, Kyoto, Japan
京都市上京区五辻通七本松東入溝前町1305
Tel 075-461-5973
Open 12/7 - 12/8 (*2012)
10:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.
Refarence Ticket for Daikon-ni - 1000yen
Access 3 minute walk from City Bus Stop Kamishichiken
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