Daigo-ji Temple, Fushimi

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See a historic place of worship at Daigo-ji Temple, a UNESCO-protected Shingon Buddhist temple. Founded in 874 CE, the temple's name translates as "ghee," used metaphorically here to conjure images of the "crème de la crème" of Buddhist thought. Admire the artistry and architecture of the temple's five-story pagoda, constructed in 951 CE, representing the oldest surviving building in the city and officially listed as one of the National Treasures of Japan. The temple has gained protection as part of a wider area of ancient monuments. Plan to see Daigo-ji Temple and other attractions that appeal to you using our Kyoto trip planner.
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  • Daigo-ji Temple was a Shingon temple founded in early Heian Period. Emperor Daijo entered his buddhist periesthood here at the age of 46 with the name Ho-kongo. He died at the age of 46 and buried....  more »
  • I hate saying this, but I was very excited to visit this temple and wish I would have skipped it. It’s not very convenient to get to. If you want to avoid a mile long trek mostly uphill I recommend....  more »
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