About Daigoji Temple
Daigoji is a temple of the Shingon Daigo head in Daigo, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto City. The principal of the temple is the Yakushi Buddha, and the founder is Rigentaishi Shobo. It is registered as a cultural property of the old Town Kyoto as a World heritage site.
Rigentaishi Shobo founded the Daigoji in 874 with Cundi and Cintamani-cakra atop the Mt.Kasadori.
Near Daigoji was devastated by the War of Onin, however Hideyoshi Toyotomi held the “Hanami of Daigo”, the near Daigoji was revived in the wake of it, it became the current figure.
This time, I went to Daigoji to shoot at the time of the cherry blossom hotseat. I walked to Daigoji, but the distance from the subway Tozai line Daigo station was far more than I expected, so I was very tired. I regret that I should have used the bus here. There were a lot of tourists in the precincts, and everyone was strolling in their own way.
It was a five-storied pagoda that was especially eye-catching in the Daigoji. There is a feeling of faded a little of the building, but the tower which carries out the heaven is splendid very much. In addition, I came to sanpo-in, but the garden here seems to be a garden where Hideyoshi Toyotomi made a basic design by himself when “Hanami of Daigo”, it is a Japanese garden with a wonderful atmosphere that looks like the Momoyama period.
Daigoji Temple photos
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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada
22 Daigo Higashioji-cho, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
※Sanpoin, Reihokan and Garan [Regular Season]
※Sanpoin, Reihokan and Garan [Spring and Autumn]
|Usual viewing season||Cherry(1,000 trees)
Keihan Bus, Yamashina Express
|Parking lot||For 100 private cars: 1,000 yen in spring and fall, 500 yen in other seasons
※2,000 yen depending on vehicle height
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