Kodai-ji

Recommended
Kodai-ji, a temple founded by the widow of a high-ranking nobleman, was partially destroyed by fire. The Kaisan-do pavilion and Otama-ya mortuary chapel, however, bear witness to the former opulence of the shrine. The pavilion is hung with Kano paintings and the chapel sports some remarkable gold-inlaid lacquerware. The site's lovely garden, designed by Kobori Enshu (1597-1647), is conducive to meditation.

Useful information

Address:

604 8571 Kyoto

Price:

600 ¥

Opening hours

9am-5.30pm (last admission 5pm)

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