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Thursday, May 16, 2013

Cycling Arashiyama to Daikakuji Temple

Daikakuji Temple自転車で嵐山から大覚寺へ

Today is as close to perfect for cycling as you will get.

Low humidity, temperatures in the mid-20s (75F).

Where to go?

For those in the Arashiyama area feeling overwhelmed by the crowds, fear not.

A short ride away is Daikakuji Temple.

Daikakuji Temple is a spacious temple complex with an adjoining pond. It is a popular spot for September moon-viewing.

Daikakuji is part of the Esoteric school of Buddhism. It was a first a detached palace that served the Emperor Saga. In 876 C.E., it was rebuilt as Daikakuji Temple.

It is perfect for a picnic.

View Kyoto City Hall to Daikakuji Temple in a larger map


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