Daigo-ji Temple, Fushimi

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See a historic place of worship at Daigo-ji Temple, a UNESCO-protected Shingon Buddhist temple. Founded in 874 CE, the temple's name translates as "ghee," used metaphorically here to conjure images of the "crème de la crème" of Buddhist thought. Admire the artistry and architecture of the temple's five-story pagoda, constructed in 951 CE, representing the oldest surviving building in the city and officially listed as one of the National Treasures of Japan. The temple has gained protection as part of a wider area of ancient monuments. Plan to see Daigo-ji Temple and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kyoto trip planner .
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  • Daigo-ji Temple, which has many national treasures, is not an exaggeration to say that it is a museum. The lighting and background of the Daigoji Exhibition were different, so there was a different charm than the one i saw in Kyoto. I can't walk at the time of the autumn leaves, but in February I was able to go hiking quietly to visit The Buddhas. The faces of the monks were beautiful.
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  • Daigo-ji Temple is divided into three areas, divided into sanhoin, reihokan area, and cathedral area, and the admission fee is 800 yen. Five-story pagodas, kindos, and sanhoin are also highlights, but tea houses and cafes in the precincts, such as Suan, Amezuki Chaya, and Cafe Sur Surizier, are also quite stylish and wonderful places.
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