Kodai-ji（高台寺） is located at Higashiyama(東山), Kyoto. It’s around Gion(祇園) ,that area includes very good places to see and eat something. You can see a lot of things with walking.
To explain about Kodai-ji, it was built for praying the death of Toyotomi Hideyoshi(豊臣秀吉), who was the former samurai between Sengoku period(戦国時代) and Aduchi-Momoyama period(安土桃山時代). The founder of this temple is Nene(ねね),who was the wife of Toyotomi. After the death of Tyotomi and marriage of Senhime(千姫), she became a priest and built Kodai-ji.
Going straightly this road, you can arrive at Kodai-ji.
After finishing to walk stairs, the building appears.
To enter the inside of Kodai-ji, you must buy the ticket at the reception in here.(It costs ¥600/per an adult(at Kodai-Ji and museum) .If you choose the ticket for watching Kodai-ji ,museum and Entokuin, it costs ¥900/per an adult).(Website : http://www.kodaiji.com/e_index.html)
Because of time, I see Kodai-Ji and museum only this time. But I’m going to visit Entokuin,too 🙂
garden in front of main hall
It is possible to watch the inside of some halls,but it isn’t allowed to take photos.
During walking down from the top, there’s bamboo thicket.
I recommend to eat delicious Warabi-mochi store near from here if you feel to be relax after walking.
I took out this, the next time I’ll enjoy sweets in here 😀
There’s beautiful garden and varicoloured carps ! You can check it out more Kodaiji Rakusho – TripAdvisor
So softy and elegant Warabi-mochi..:)