Daikaku-ji Temple

Daikaku-ji (大覚寺) is a quiet temple in northern Kyoto. Not many people come here compared to others in Kyoto, and while it won’t blow you away it is a great contrast to others.


Budget travel tips

  • Just behind Daikaku-ji Temple is the free Gosha-myojin Shrine (五社明神), which is shown above. Take a right before the entrance, then walk down until the corner and enter Osawa pond on the left. Walk around the large pond to enter Gosha-myojin Shrine.
  • Come here to escape the more crowded temples and shrines. Therefore a recommended stop-off between Ninna-ji Temple and Tenryu-ji Temple.

How to get there

Take the No.28 or 91 bus to Daikakuji.


Opening time: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Cost: Adults 500 yen, Children 300 yen


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Published by Matthew Baxter

Japan travel writer and onsen addict