Kōdai-ji (高台寺, Kōdai-ji), formally identified as Jubuzan Kōdai-ji (鷲峰山高台寺, Jubuzan Kōdai-ji), is a temple of the Rinzai school of Zen Buddhism in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan—the largest subtemple of the Kennin-ji branch.
Dominik Moritz | Apr 11, 2018
We stumbled upon this place while walking through the neighborhood at night. It seemed popular so we went in and were pleasantly surprised. The lighting was nice they had a light show that was quite special. There is also a small bamboo forest that was nicely lit.
Anna Trouchina | Jun 21, 2018
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.
Richard Sintchak | Jun 26, 2018
A beautiful bamboo 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 treesbwith a very nice downhill path through the trees. Wonderful water features with join and the Japanese maples are just terrific. Tea house in the middle too with sweets for ¥500. Great for photography.
Michael Jacoby | Apr 13, 2018
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.
Ricky Lai | May 1, 2018
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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