Daigoji Temple醍醐寺

UNESCO world heritage listed Daigoji Temple is so renowned due to a grand hanami (cherry blossoms viewing) party hosted by one of Japan’s unifiers, Hideyoshi Toyotomi in 1598. Vast temple houses over 1,000 sakura trees which are scattered at Sampo-in, Buddhist monastery and Reihokan and visitors can buy combined ticket for 1,500 Yen. There are shuttle buses go back and forth between the temple’s entrance and Daigoji station (Tozai Subway Line) during sakura season, 300 Yen/ person for round-trip ticket.

Admission: 1,500 Yen from March 20 to May 15 and from October 15 to December 10; 800 Yen in low seasons

Number of sakura trees: 1,000

The age of trees: a few are over 100 years

Variety: Somei Yoshino, Yamazakura, Weeping Cherry, Yaezakura and Kawazuzakura

2019/2020 Cherry Blossom Viewing Dates at Daigoji Temple

Cherry blossom viewing period: late March to mid April

Best time to view in 2019: late March to mid April

Best time to view in 2020 (estimated): April 5 to 13

Light-up:

Cherry blossom festival in 2019: April 14 (second Sunday every year in April)

How to visit

Access: Walk for 15 minutes in an easterly direction to the temple from Daigoji Tozai subway station.
Address: 22 Higashioji-cho, Daigo, Fushimi-ku, Kyoto 601-1325
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