At the temple related to military commander Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1537-1598)'s wife Nene, one can admire the beautiful garden and feel time slip away. At the end of the day, you can toast the elegant scenery.
(About 2 hours)
Following the death of Shogun Toyotomi Hideyoshi in 1606, Hideyoshi's wife established this temple with the assistance of Tokugawa Ieyasu (1542-1616). In addition to the view of the garden from the priest's chambers, displays of Hideyoshi artifacts and attributes make up some of the highlights of this temple. Lacquer work from the Momoyama Period (1573-1603) decorated with brilliant gold flecked ornaments make the Hideyoshi mausoleum a must-see for any visitor.
* Hours: 9:00 - 17:30 (No admission after 17:00)
* Address: 526 Shimogawara-cho, Kodai-ji, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City
* Access: 5-minute walk from City Bus Stop Higashiyama Yasui
* Tel.: 075-561-9966
* Entrance fees: Adults: 600 yen, High school and Junior High School Students: 200 yen, Elementary School Students (accompanied by adults): free
Fushimi-jo Castle and front garden was relocated and rebuilt as a sub-temple where Nene spent her last years. The north garden was built in a specific Karesansui (rock garden) style and is a good representation of Momoyama Period gardens.
* Hours: 10:00 - 17:30 (No admission after 17:00. During illumination event, open until 21:30)
* Address: 530 Shimogawara-cho, Kodai-ji, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto City
* Access: 5-minute walk from city bus stop Higashiyama Yasui
* Tel.: 075-525-0101
* Entrance fees: Adults: 500 yen, Junior High and High School Students: 200 yen
* Website: http://www.kodaiji.com/entoku-in/entokuin-e/en-index.html