Kodai-ji Temple, Higashiyama

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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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  • We came at the time of the afternoon. At 16:00. Despite fatigue. It was worth coming in at this time because the reflection of the Golden Temple on the water also excites the last of the cynics. Besides, there's not much to see. Unless you're sitting there drinking tea in a certain area.
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  • Yuchen Xiuji Yuan with the old age practice place, the temple flow of sand flowers on the ancient temple is very elegant, the temple has a huge hanging branches, when blooming as elegant as the body
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