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  • Kodai-ji Temple

  • kodai-ji Temple
    • ͍Kodai-ji Temple is located north east of Yasaka Hokanji Temple at the foot of Higashiyama Ryozen Mountains in Kyoto.
      It is officially called Kodaiji-jushozenji Temple
    • The temple was established in 1606 by Kita-no-Mandokoro (1548-1624) in memory of her late husband Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536-1598). Kita-no-Mandokoro was also known as Nene. She later became a priestess and assumed the name of Kodaiin Kogetsuni.
    • A splendid lacquer work ornament is given and Shumidan (dais for a Buddhist image) and Zushi (small shrine) are known as "Kodai-ji lacquer work" representing the Momoyama fine arts.

The cherry tree of kodai-ji.

    The cherry tree of Kodai-ji.

  • There are Kiyomizu-dera, Yasaka Jinja, Chion-in, etc. on the outskirts, and it is area with much famous place also with a cherry tree or autumnal leaves.
  • The figure which is beautiful as for the weeping cherry tree of Hojo Garden, and hangs down a branch to white sand makes the capital beauty who did gently think of.

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The autumnal leaves of kodai-ji.

    The autumnal leaves of Kodai-ji.

  • The autumnal leaves of the garden are beautifully carried out with a scenic backdrop -- the autumnal leaves projected on a pond by light rise are also mystical, and can be enjoyed also with day and night.
  • The precincts of a temple are colored about 1000 autumnal leaves.
  • The spectacle in which the trees in which the circumference especially colored in Garyochi(pond) look beautiful in the water surface is wonderful.

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    Access to Kodai-ji

  • [Address]
  •     526 Shimogawara-cho, Kodai-ji, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City
  • [Access]
  •     20-minute walk from Gion Shijo Station on the Keihan Railway
  •     20-minute walk from Kawaramachi Station on the Hankyu Railway
  •     5-minute walk from City Bus Stop Higashiyama-Yasui.

  • [The link to a website]
  •     The website of "Kodai-ji"

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