Kodai Ji

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  • Address: 526 Shimokawara-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0825 Japan
  • Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details
  • Phone: +81-755619966
  • Ticket Price: 600 JPY
  • Time Required: 01:00 Hrs
  • Tags: Religious Site, Temple, Family And Kids

Kodai Ji - Review

Kodai-ji Temple is arguably one of the finest temples in the Southern Higashiyama Area. It was established in the year 1606 in the memory of Toyotomi Hideyoshi (historical figure) by Hideyoshi's wife Kita-no-Mandokoro (aka Nene), who is also enshrined at the temple. The garden within the temple premises was designed by Japan’s famous garden designer Kobori Enshu. And the tea house was designed by the founder of the tea ceremony Sen no Rikyu. During the seasons of spring and fall, the temple is illuminated in colourful lights in the evening. It is a sight to behold!

Kodai Ji Information

  • It is an active place of worship. Please maintain the tranquillity of the place.
  • Don’t forget to remove your footwear before entering the premises.
  • It is recommended to wear conservative clothing.

Kodai Ji Ticket Prices

  • Adults- ¥600, Student- ¥250
  • Group discounts apply for groups of 30 people or more.

Kodai Ji Opening and Closing Hours

  • Last admission at 5 p.m.

How To reach Kodai Ji by Public Transport

  • Higashiyama Yasui station and bus stop

Restaurants Near Kodai Ji

  • Gion ari hon restaurant
  • Kikyo an
  • Kikunoi

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TripHobo Highlights for Kodai Ji

  • Kodai Ji Address: 526 Shimokawara-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, 605-0825 Japan
  • Kodai Ji Contact Number: +81-755619966
  • Kodai Ji Timing: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm
  • Kodai Ji Price: 600 JPY
  • Best time to visit Kodai Ji(preferred time): 09:00 am - 04:00 pm
  • Time required to visit Kodai Ji: 01:00 Hrs
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Things to Know Before Visiting Kodai Ji

  • 95% of people who visit Kyoto include Kodai Ji in their plan

  • 30.36% of people start their Kodai Ji visit around 1 PM - 2 PM

  • People usually take around 1 Hr to see Kodai Ji

Wednesday, Friday and Saturday

91.85% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Kodai Ji

People normally club together Nishiki Market and Kiyomizu-dera while planning their visit to Kodai Ji.

* The facts given above are based on traveler data on TripHobo and might vary from the actual figures

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Kodai Ji, Kyoto Reviews

  • During autumn season, some of the famous temple in Kyoto does open up at night to showcase their temple and gardens to night illumination. I am able to view the best night illumination in Kodaiji Temple. In Kodaiji temple, you can view the night illumination of autumn, rock/sand gardens, bamboo forest and lake illumination.

  • 600 yen adult entrance fee. So worth it. Really beautiful and not crowded due to fee. Would come back again. Took maybe 30 min to go through entire garden. Half way you can stop for green tea and a sweet for 500 yen in a very pretty garden setting.

  • The beautiful bamboo forest is only accessible by entering the Buddhist temple complex behind the Kodaiji Tenmangu Shrine, 52 Shimokawarachō, Higashiyama-ku, 京都市東山区 Kyōto-fu 605-0825, Japan. Cost very reasonable and the overall garden quite beautiful with many Japanese maples. The bamboo forest itself not huge but decent size with very tall trees and a very nice downhill path through the trees. Wonderful water features and the Japanese maples are just terrific. Tea house in the middle too with sweets for ¥500. Great for photography.

  • Very nice place. Not as many people come here so its a little more peaceful than other tourist places. Very close to other locations and its only 300 yen to enter. You also get an incense stick with entry.

  • We didn’t plan to visit this temple but only because it was opened in the evening during the cherry blossom week for special viewing. It was rather different to visit a temple at night but the place is well prepared, it is a well signed walking tour and seeing the cherry blossom, I.e. Sakura is very different experience. The tree in front of the main hall is fully blossom and the pink flowers were breathtaking. Highly recommended if you will be in Kyoto during spring time.

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