Pictures of the Kodai-ji Temple : Kyoto Pictures
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Kodai-ji Temple, formally known as the Kodaijusho-zenji Temple, is located in the Higashiyama mountains of Kyoto.  It was established in 1605 by the noblewoman Kita-no-Mandokoro in memory of her late husband, Toyotomi Hideyoshi.

Temple are famous for the "Kodaiji Makie", a well-known gold-relief lacquer work.

Kodai-ji Temple

Karesansui Garden or "dry landscape” garden is desinged for meditation.

Karesansui GardenKaresansui Garden

The stroll garden around the lake was reportedly designed by Korobi Enshu and has been designated as a Historic and Scenic Site by the goverment.

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A bamboo grove is located near the Kodai-ji Temple.

bamboo grove

Irina Samonova
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