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Weeping cherry tree in Hojo Garden

The weeping cherry trees in the Hojo Garden are one of the most popular spring flowers in Kyoto.

Hideyoshi and Nene's temple with a beautiful expansive garden [Kodaiji]

The temple was built in 1606 by Kitamasasho (Nene), the wife of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, to mourn his death. The inner sanctuary of the mausoleum where Nene was buried is decorated with the elegant and delicate "Kodaiji maki-e" of the Momoyama period (1573-1600).

Kodaiji Temple

It is also known as a famous spot for weeping cherry blossoms in the Hashin garden in spring and for more than 1,000 autumn leaves in autumn. Special night visits are held in both spring and autumn, and the front garden of the Hojo, "Hashintei," is specially set up according to the theme, making it a dry landscape garden that is different from the usual season. When it is lit up, you can enjoy the mysterious scenery of cherry blossoms in spring, and the fantastic scenery reflected in the mirror-like Garyu Pond in autumn.

Kodaiji Temple Autumn Leaves

[Cherry blossom viewing information]
Best time to visit: Late March to early April
Spring Special Exhibition "Kodai-ji Temple Special Exhibition of Dedicated Sliding Doors - Competition of Beauty by Women Artists" and "Spring Night Special Viewing "Saki - Hana Mushin"".
Period / March 15, 2024 (Friday) - May 6, 2024 (Monday, national holiday)
Time/9:00 - 22:00 (Last admission at 21:30) *"Spring Night Special Viewing 'Saki - Hana Mushin'" from 17:00
Admission/ Adults 600 yen (with admission ticket to Palm Art Museum), Junior high and high school students 250 yen
Discounted tickets for two temples (Kodaiji Temple, Palm Art Museum and Entokuin Temple): 900 yen

[Autumn Foliage Season Information]
Best time to view autumn foliage: usually mid-November to early December
Autumn Special Exhibition "Tree of Life: Eternal Life Dwelling in Ancient Trees" (Japanese only)
Period of visitation: October 21, 2023 (Sat) - December 10, 2023 (Sun)
Hours: 9:00-22:00 (last admission at 21:30)
Admission: Adults 600 yen, Junior high and high school students 250 yen
Autumn Nighttime Special Viewing "Scenes - Changing Times, Unchanging Thoughts..." (Japanese only)
Period of visitation: October 21, 2023 (Sat) - December 10, 2023 (Sun)
Hours: 17:00-22:00 (last admission at 21:30)
Admission: Adults 600 yen, Junior high and high school students 250 yen

Kodaiji Temple

  • Koudaiji
  • 526 Kodaiji Shimogawaramachi, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
  • 4-minute walk from the bus stop "Higashiyama Yasui"
  • Tel.075-561-9966
  • 100 parking lots (charged)
    Free one-hour service ticket is available for visitors to Kodaiji Temple.

  • https://www.kodaiji.com/

  • [Normal visit]
    Visiting hours: 9:00-17:30 (Reception closes at 17:00)
    Admission fee: 600 yen for adults (including the Palm Museum), 250 yen for middle and high school students
    *Common admission ticket for 2 temples (Kodaiji and Entokuin) 900 yen
    *Except during the nighttime hours in November, 5 elementary school students and younger with 1 guardian are exempted from paying the entrance fee.
    *Visitors with a disability certificate are exempt from visiting. Disabled person's certificate must be presented at reception (admission fee exempted for up to 1 companion/caregiver)
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.

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