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Kodai-ji Temple

526 Kodaiji Shimo-Kawaramachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-9966
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526 Kodaiji Shimo-Kawaramachi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
+81 75-561-9966
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Reviewed 2 days ago

All lit up and beautiful this TEmple had many diplays of art and culture and multimedia videos, there was even a Bamboo forest on sight. I loved it.

Thank starkman2017
Reviewed 4 days ago

its my first time i visit a place in night and i am so glad to see this i visited one evening having found out there are illuminations / light show at certain times of the year. i Suggest you check dates online as it...More

Thank DimasNugrahaS1
Reviewed 1 week ago

I went to Kodai-ji for the autumn illuminations, which I really enjoyed. There was a very creative sound and light show in the dry garden, featuring some fantastic animation work. The rest of the grounds had lighting that highlighted the gardens well. Although the route...More

Thank Selsy
Reviewed 1 week ago

Do note that main building is being refurbished and you have strictly no access to it - it seems huge and beautiful, so once completed you can go for it, meanwhile not really worth it.

Thank BLshanghai
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The pros: 1 nice garden with a nice pond view on the autumn visit. The cons: Not a very big place to explore, not many view for us to appreciate. They do not allow re-entry. We were about to exit but realize wrong exit therefore...More

Thank Amblll
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Very pleasant temple with beautiful well kept gardens and interesting history. Entrance fee includes a visit to the small museum as well

Thank BurySt_EdmundsTrevor
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Caught in between the more famous Kiyomizu Temple and Yasaka Shrine, I don’t think Kodai-ji gets the attention it deserves. Finding the entrance was tricky; you’re looking for a shallow stone stairway. The temple’s grounds have just about any kind of landscape feature you could...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

ITs not as touristy as the other shrines, the architecture is lovely as always, and very close to the main shopping areas of Gion.

Thank thejunglelife
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was one of our favourite temples in Kyoto, it was a lot lot less busy than the more famous temples but both the temple and the gardens are excellent.

Thank Wilcoxm51
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

The temple is located near Gion and very interesting. Entrance fee was 600¥ for adults. At the top of the temple, you can view Kyoto. A large central pond is surrounded by various different, beautiful buildings. A lot of people dress in Kimonos and walk...More

Thank Brian C
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29 October 2017|
Response from StefanS71 | Reviewed this property |
on their site I found no information. Sorry. Maybe you check it, too. I really don't know, but I would assume you pay once and upon leaving you may get a stamp to re-enter the same day for the night illumination. Would find... More
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23 September 2017|
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Response from StefanS71 | Reviewed this property |
At kodaiji site there is a separate info for 'illumination'. Also helpful is japan-guide for general information.
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