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A sub-temple of Kodaiji Temple and Kenninji Temple known as the "Temple of Toyotomi Hideyoshi and Nene". Nene spent 19 years at this cosmetic castle (restored from Fushimi Castle) before her passing. The enshrined three-sided Daikokuten statue is a "Nenjibutsu", a Buddha to remember Hideyoshi. The ink painting by Hasegawa et al. on the 32 sliding doors has been designated as an Important National Cultural Property. Currently a digital replica stands in its place. The North Garden has also been designated as a Special Site of Scenic Beauty. The beautiful, Ikeizuma-style (garden focusing around a pond) front garden of Fushimi Castle was changed to a dry landscape garden by Masakaza Kobori when was it was moved here. Additionally, visitors can also see Nene's actual hand bowl, as well as enjoy Matcha in the tea room.
530, Kodaiji Shimokawara-cho, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto City, Kyoto Prefecture
Kodaiji Ticket: 900 JPY
10:00 am - 5:00 pm Open until 9:30 pm during the summer illuminations
Mar., Apr., May, Oct., Nov., Dec.
Approx. 30-minutes from Kyoto Minami Interchange on the Meishin Expressway
Approx. 30-minutes by bus from Kyoto Station (JR / Kintetsu / Subway lines). A 5-minute walk from "Higashiyama-Yasui" bus stop
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