Daigo-ji Temple Niomon, Kyoto

3.5
#187 of 672 in Historic Sites in Kyoto
Architectural Building · Hidden Gem · Religious Site
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.
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  • 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 »
  • This is the main gate leading to the temple. There are 2 statues (one on each side) guarding this entrance. Just for a photo stop. Nothing special.  more »

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