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Kodaiji Temple, Kyoto: 5 reviews and 21 photos

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Kodaiji Temple was built in 1606 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi's widow to pray for him. The landscape was designed by Kobori Enshu and features a Zen sand garden, rolling hills, a small pond, and carefully placed rocks. The bridge connecting the main buildings is an iconic feature. There is also a bamboo grove. The temple grounds are fairly large and spacious.

Entrance is 600 yen.

Address: 526 Shimogawara-cho
Directions: In Higashiyama, near Maruyama Park, the Otani Mausoleum, and Yasaka Pagoda.
Website: http://www.kodaiji.com/e_index.html

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Jul 26, 2010
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