Kodai-ji Temple

Temple or Shrine in The Kyoto Higashiyama-ku area

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Kodai-ji Temple is located north east of Yasaka Hokanji Temple at the foot of Higashiyama Ryozen Mountains in Kyoto. It is renowned for its fine examples of maki-e (Japanese lacquer with gilded patterns) typical of the Momoyama period (late 16th century) and includes a number of Important Cultural Properties amongst its buildings and temple treasures.The historic site of the garden surrounding Kaisando is also said to be the work of the great garden designer, Kobori Enshu.

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No shopHas a parkingNo restaurant/cafeNo Library/BookstoreNot accessible to disabled persons

Opening hours

From 9:00 to 17:00


Adult ¥600, High School and Junior High School Student ¥250, Registered Disabled free.


Address: 526 Shimokawara-cho, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto 605-0825
Phone: 075-561-9966 Fax: 075-561-7387

14 minute walk from exit 6 at Gion Shijo Station on the Keihan line, 16 minute walk from exit 1 at Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu line, 17 minute walk from exit 2 at Higashiyama Station on the Tozai subway line.

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