About Daikakuji Temple
Daikakuji Temple is Honzan of Shingonshu Daikakuji faction whose founder is Kobotaishi Kukai in Saga, Ukyo-Ku, Kyoto-City. Formally referred to as Kyusagagosho Daikakujimonzeki, it is also called the Saga Imperial Palace. In the early Heian period, Emperor Saga erected a detached palace where is a new room of wedding with Empress Danrin, and this is Rikyusagain, the predecessor of Daikakuji Temple.
It is also a temple with deep involvement in the political history of Japan, such as Goudahouou did insei here.
It is near the Uzumasa where there are a lot of shooting places of the age play, the temple grounds (such as the Osawa pond and the Akechi gate) are often used for filming movies and television.
As for traffic access, you can reach the Daikakuji temple gate in about 15 minutes on foot when you go north from Keifuku Dentetsu Randen Saga station or JR Saga Arashiyama station.
Daikakuji Temple photos
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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada
4 Saga-Osawa-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
|Adults 500 yen, Elementary, Junior high and High school students 300 yen
|Usual viewing season
|30 private cars (500 yen for 2 hours)
10 buses (2,000 yen for 2 hours)
Recommended places to visit in conjunction with
Seiryo temple is a Jodo temple in Saga, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto. It is a 15-minute walk north of the Arashiyama Railway Arashiyama station. Seiryo temple is called Mt.Godai as honorific mountain name prefixed to a temple's name. It is also known by the name of Sagashakado, it is also known as the "Yuzu Nenbutsu Dojo".
From my house, I took the Kyoto municipal subway to Uzumasa Tenjingawa station, then I changed trains to Arashiyama railroad(common name:Randen) and arrived at Arashiyama station. It took long time. Arashiyama is very famous among foreigner tourist, and many of them are European people and Chinese people.