DAITOKUJI TEMPLE

Daitokuji Temple is a large temple complex with 22 sub-temples including some with famous Japanese gardens. Daitokuji Temple is well known and recognised for its beauty and is a designated Special Place of Scenic Beauty. Daitokuji Temple features a very large Sanmon (main gate - Important Cultural Property), Butsuden (Buddha Hall - Important Cultural Property), Hatto (Dharma Hall - Important Cultural Property), Hojo (Abbot's Quarters - National Treasure), Yokushitsu (Bath House), Karamon (Chinese Gate - National Treasure), Chokushimon (Imperial Messenger Gate) and Kyozo (Sutra Library). The Karamon (Chinese Gate) was moved to Daitokuji Temple from Fushimi Castle and the Chokushimon (Imperial Messenger Gate) came from the Imperial Palace grounds. Daitokuji Temple was established in 1315, however most of the buildings were re-built at a later date after they were destroyed by fire.

Daitokuji Temple

Daitokuji Temple

Daitokuji Temple - Kuri

Daitokuji Temple - Kuri

Daitokuji Temple - Hatto (Dharma Hall)

Daitokuji Temple - Hatto (Dharma Hall)

Daitokuji Temple - Butsuden (Buddha Hall)

Daitokuji Temple - Butsuden (Buddha Hall)

Daitokuji Temple - Butsuden Hall interior

Daitokuji Temple - Butsuden Hall interior

Daitokuji Temple - Chokushimon (Imperial Messenger Gate)

Daitokuji Temple - Chokushimon (Imperial Messenger Gate)

Opening Times:
9:00 - 16:30

Entrance Fees:
500 Yen. Sub temple fees are additional see their particular page

Address:
53 Murasakino Daitokuji-cho, Kita Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture.

Directions:
5 minute walk from either Daitokujimae or Senbon-kitaoji City Bus stops.

Official Web Site: zen.rinnou.net/head_temples/07daitoku.html

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DAITOKUJI TEMPLE MAP

Daitokuji Temple is indicated by the red marker.

For a larger version of this map see: Daitokuji Temple Map

Author: Craig Fryer

Daitokuji Temple

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