Sightseeing in Kyoto

"Kodai-ji" The Kyoto's popular sightseeing place! Enjoy special night visit to admire the weeping cherry blossom and Autumn leaves!

Kodai-ji Special Night Visit

Kodai-ji Special Night Visit
"Kodai-ji" is one of the most popular sightseeing place in Kyoto. Especially we recommend to come here in Spring and Autumn.

Todai-ji was built by Kitano Mandokoro(Nene), the wife of "Toyoyomi Hideyoshi"
, when she became nun after his death in the Warring States period.
The path run from Yasaka-jinja to Kodai-ji is commonly called as "Nene's street". In the precincts of Kodai-ji there are Omote-mon(front gate), Otamaya(the house worship one's soul), Kaisan-do, Karakasa-tei, Sigure-tei, Kangetsu dai and other many important cultural properties.

But Kodai-ji in Spring and Autumn has lots of tourists. "Special Night Visit" is hold from the middle of March to the beginning of May for "Shidare sakura(weeping cherry blossom)" and from the end of October to beginning of December for "Autumn Leaves". You can enjoy the beautiful Japanese scenery.

Furthermore, during the Special Night Visit, night illumination and projection mapping are performed. So you can see the beautiful scene mixed with the historical and modern technology. For visit Kodai-ji, we recommend to visit "Yasaka-jinja" first and walk in the "Nene's street then come to Kodai-ji.

Table of contents for this article

1,Basic information
2,Useful information
4,Photo of Kodai-ji
5,Access information
6,Recommended information around Kodai-ji

1, Basic information

Entrance for Kodai-ji

Name: Kodai-ji
Name in English: KOUDAI-JI
Prefecture: Kyoto
Area: Kyoto city Higashiyama
Address: 526 Kawaramachi, Koudai-ji, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto

Tel: 075-561-9966
Closed day: Open throughout the year
Open: 9:00~17:30 ※Last admission at 17:00

Adult ¥600 ※including Sho Museum entrance
Jr and High school student ¥250

・Value Ticket for 3 places ※Kodai-ji, Kodai-ji Sho museum,Entoku-in

Official web site:http://www.kodaiji.com/index.html
Parking: 〇 ※Charged
※Discount with an admission ticket

2,Useful information

The comment from EnjoyJapan! Edit dept: Highly recommend the season of Cherry blossom and Autumn leaves. Special Night Visit is superb!

Less than 10 min walk from a station: ☓
Credit Card: ☓
Accompanied with: friend/date/family/alone
Staff who can speak foreign language: Unknown
Free Wi-Fi: Unknown
Duration: 30 min~
More information: During the Special Night Visit, it is very crowded especially the weekend and holiday. You may have to wait to come in.


Map for the precincts
Source by: Kodai-ji Official web site/http://www.kodaiji.com/keidai.html

List of the buildings

●Tei en

4,Photo of Kodai-ji

We show the photos of Kodai-ji in Spring and in Autumn the best season of it.

Enjoy the "Weeping Cherry tree" in Spring

Kodai-ji Weeping Cherry tree

Weeping Cherry tree in Spring
Weeping Cherry tree in the beautiful and well kept garden

Beautiful "Autumn Leaves" in Fall

Kodai-ji Autumn Leaves

Kodai-ji in fall

Kodai-ji Autumn Leaves
Beautiful red colored Autumn Leaves

Enjoy the Special Night Visit and Night Illumination

Special Night Visit and projection mapping
"Projection mapping" is performed during the Special Night Visit

5,Access information

Address: 526 Kawaramachi, Koudai-ji, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Tel: 075-561-9966

(by Train):
20 min walk from Keihan "Gion Shijo" station
25 min walk from Hankyu "Kawara machi" station

(by Bus):
at JR "Kyoto"station or Kintetsu "Kyoto" station take the Kyoto city bus#206 and get off at "Higashiyama Yasui" stop then 5 min by walk
at Hankyu "Kawara machi" station or Keihan "Gion Shijo" station take the Kyoto city but#207 and get off at "Higashiyama Yasui" stop then 5min by walk

(by Taxi)
15 min from JR "Kyoto" station or Kintetsu "Kyoto" station

6,Information around Kodai-ji

"Kiyomizu-dera" is one of the most popular place in Kyoto! Let's see the superb view from the World Heritage "Kiyomizu no butai".

"Yasaka-jinja" in Gion. Visit the Gods of beauty, marriage and many other Gods.

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Date created:2016/01/25

Last update:2016/10/13

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