Kodaiji Temple


About Kodaiji Temple

Kodaiji Temple

Kodaiji Temple is a temple of the Rinzai Kenninji sect in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, and Hideyoshi Toyotomi’s wife Kitanomandokoro (Nene) erected this temple to pray for the souls of Hideyoshi.

There is a splendid Japanese-style garden in the precincts, and the two ponds and landscape delight the eyes of the worshippers. Because the tea ceremony has been set up in the precincts, it is also trendy to enjoy the green tea while admiring the garden. Because it is a temple with many attractions, it is recommended as the sightseeing spot in Kyoto.

In addition to the Kodaiji Temple in the Higashiyama District, Chionin, Maruyama Park, Yasaka Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, Gionishibeikoji, etc. are gathered, so I think that you can enjoy the Higashiyama stroll course.


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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada


Location 〒605-0825
526 Shimogawara-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Telephone TEL 075-561-9966
FAX 075-561-7387
Entrance fee Adults 600 yen, Junior and senior high school students 250 yen, Groups (30 or more people) 500 yen
Usual viewing season

Cherry(50 trees)
Late March

Red leaves
Mid October – Early December
※illuminated (with lights)


Approximately 20 minutes from “Kyoto Station”

About 10 minutes from “Gion-Shijo Station”

Approx. 15 minutes from “Kawaramachi” station

City bus
5 min. walk from Higashiyama Yasui on 86, 202, 206, 207, 80, 86-rin line

Parking lot 20 large buses, 150 passenger cars
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Recommended places to visit in conjunction with

Gion Ishibekoji alley

Gion Ishibekoji alley

Ishibekoji Alley, it is where you went a little south of the Gionyasaka shrine. The entrance is so small that it is not noticeable. It is in a place that is really hard to find.

Yasaka Shrine

Yasaka Shrine

Yasaka Shrine is a shrine in Gion-machi, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, and is said to have been erected in 656, and is also known as the Yamabokojunko endpoint of Gion festival.

Chionin Temple

Chionin Temple

Chionin is a temple with a very large Sanmon and Mikagedo of Jodo head in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto. Chionin officially called the Kachozan Chionkyoin Otani Temple, and at the foot there is a Kacho junior college.