Kodaiji

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Kodaiji
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Kodaiji is a superb temple of the Rinzai Zen Buddhism sect. The temple grounds consist of two beautiful gardens, contrasting lush greenery with a sea of raked gravel. At the main hall, or hojo, visitors can see examples of early 1900 architecture and the reconstruction of the once-destroyed hall.

Overview

Address

526 Shimogawara-cho Kodaiji,Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto,605-0825 Japan (Map) (Directions)

Hours

9:00 - 17:00 Closed now

Opening Hours

Monday 9:00 - 17:00
Tuesday 9:00 - 17:00
Wednesday 9:00 - 17:00
Thursday 9:00 - 17:00
Friday 9:00 - 17:00
Saturday 9:00 - 17:00
Sunday 9:00 - 17:00
Holidays 9:00 - 17:00

Price

¥250 - ¥600

Website

kodaiji.com

Access

From Hankyu Kawaramachi Station or Keihan Shijo Station, take city bus 207 and get off at Higashiyama Yasui. Kodaiji Shrine is a 7-minute walk from there. From JR Kyoto Station or Kintetsu Kyoto Station, take city bus 206 (Higashiyama direction) and get off at Higashiyama Yasui. Kodaiji Shrine is a 7-minute walk from there. From JR Kyoto Station or Kintetsu Kyoto Station, the shrine is a 15-minute drive by car or taxi.

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