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Kodaiji temple

Kodaiji templeMap around Kiyomizu templeKodaiji is a Buddhist temple of Rinzai school, one of the three Japanese Zen sects, and is located about 0.9 km north-northwest of Kiyomizu temple.

Hideyoshi Toyotomi unified Japan in 1590, after one hundread years of military conflict by many warlords.
But he died in 1598.
Nene, Hideyoshi's wife, became a nun after his death, and she built this temple for her dead husband in 1606.

Ieyasu Tokugawa, the founder of Edo Government and its first Shogun, provided generous support to the construction of this temple, so it is said that the original temple was very imperial.

Since 1789, this temple sometimes caught fire, then the original buildings are Kaisando temple, Otamaya temple and Kasa-tei tea house among more than a dozen buidings in the precincts.

The admission fee to this temple is 600 yen.

Entoku-in temple

Entoku-in temple It is a temple belonging to Kodaiji, and is located to the west of Kodaiji.
This temple was built in 1605, in the previous year of construction of Kodaiji.
And Nene lived in this temple from the complete of it to her death (1624).
There are some buildings, and the Japanese garden is designated as a scenic beauty in Japan.

The admission fee to Entoku-in is 500 yen.

Street of Nene

Street of Nene It is the narrow street running along the west side of Kodaiji. Entoku-in is to the west of this street.
The south end is near Ninen-zaka, and the north end is Maruyama Park. The total length is about 400 meters.
It is said that Nene had often walked on this street.
This street has been paved with stones, and became a popular street to visit Kodaiji and Entoku-in.

It has an popular narrow alley at the south side of Entoku-in.
It is called "Ishibei-koji", and we can soak up the unique atmosphere of Kyoto.

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How to get to here

By route bus

From Kyoto station, about 18 minutes to Higashiyama-Yasui stop, by bus with route No. 206.
Then about 5 minutes from the bus stop to Kodaiji.




Kaisando temple in Kodaiji
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Otamaya in Kodaiji
Photo by Rettou-houmotsukan
Kasa-tei Garyurou corridor
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Kuri (Priest's quarters)
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Bambuu grove in Kodaiji
Nakamon gate to Entoku-in Japanese garden in Entoku-in
Street of Nene Ishibei-koji
Photo by Koto-Roman

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