See a historic place of worship at Daigo-ji Temple Niomon, 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. To visit Daigo-ji Temple Niomon and other attractions in Kyoto, use our Kyoto trip planner .
Daigo-ji Temple Niomon Reviews
参道のモミジや桜などの木々に囲まれ、壮大に建っていました。 塗装がかなり剥げていますが、それはそれなりに歴史を感じます。 仁王門の2体の仁王像も直接見ることができました。 more »It was magnificently built, surrounded by trees such as maple and cherry blossoms on the approach. The paint is quite peeled off, but it feels history in its own way. I could see the two statues of Nio, the two of them.
This is a quiet place with beautiful surroundings. We were almost alone over here, so it was a nice experience to have the place to ourselves. more »
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