Kodai-ji Temple, Higashiyama

4.3
Find tranquility and history at Kodai-ji Temple, a Buddhist shrine founded in the 17th century. Originally established in 1606, this site belongs to the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism and features ornate interiors and Zen gardens. Enter through the main hall, redone in 1912, explore the rock and tsukiyama-style gardens, and walk uphill to the site's mausoleum and two teahouses. The premises also contain a secondary temple with its own Zen gardens. With our custom trip planner, Kyoto attractions like Kodai-ji Temple can be center stage of your vacation plans, and you can find out about other attractions like it, unlike it, near it, and miles away.
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  • Spent the afternoon here while on the World Tea Tours - Tea Tour of Japan 2019. Enjoyed an introduction to the temple as well as a private tea ceremony all while wearing Kimono. A delight.  more »
  • The entire area embodies the beauty of Japanese culture. The Zen gardens are amazing. I was expecting some back stories of Toyotomi and Nene, and they indeed promote it, albeit a highly romanticized.....  more »
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