Daigo-ji

  • Address: 22 Daigohigashiōjichō, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto Prefecture ( rough location)
  • Founder: Shōbō
  • Founded: 874

The head temple of Shingon Sect, Daigo School. The five-story pagoda of this temple was built in 951 and is the oldest building in Kyoto. Famous for its gorgeous cherry blossoms.






Sakura-sandō, the front approach to the temple




The gorgeous weeping cherry tree in full bloom beside Reihōkan




Daigoji is one of the most noted places for its cherry blossoms in Kyoto




Hip-and-gable roof and a weeping cherry tree




It seems that even the air is tinted by the blossoms... (April 12, 2012)




Restored "Kara-mon" in the center of the background
(one of the national treasures)




Five-storied pagoda - 1
(constructed in 951 by the princes of the Emperor Daigo to pray for his soul)




Five-storied pagoda - 2




Sunbeams streaming through the leaves of trees




Beautiful green of maple leaves




Bentendō, shrine of Benzaiten
(this area is famous for the colored leaves of maples)




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