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The head temple of Daigo School, Shingon sect, Daigo-ji is one of the largest temple complexes in Kyoto whose premises include the entire mountainside of the Daigo Mountain. Not only does it store a large number of national treasures and important cultural properties, but it is also designated as a World Heritage site. The complex is composed of two areas, “Kami-Daigo” around the summit of the mountain and “Shimo-Daigo” at the bottom of it, which has around 80 Buddhist temples and pagodas. The “Shimo-Daigo” area has a glorious atmosphere with the national treasure, Kyoto’s oldest Five-Storied Pagoda among other splendid Buddhist architectures, while “Kami-Daigo” is regarded as the toughest pilgrimage site among the 33 sacred sites in the Kinki area. The reason that Daigo-ji was established here was because of a fountain that was found in this area. Called the “Sacred Fountain of Daigo,” it keeps gushing out the spiritual water even today.
- 22 Oji-cho, Daigo-higashi, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
- 10 minutes on foot from Exit 2 of Daigo Station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway
- Official Website
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- Opening hours: 9:00-17:00 *Changes seasonally Admission: 800yen (Sanbo-in, Reiho-kan, Garan) *Changes seasonally. Visit the official website for details.
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