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Kodaiji Temple

Kodaiji Temple (高台寺, Kodaiji) is an outstanding temple in Kyoto's Higashiyama District. It was established in 1606 in memory of Toyotomi Hideyoshi, one of Japan's greatest historical figures, by Hideyoshi's wife Nene who is also enshrined at the temple. Kodaiji belongs to the Rinzai sect of Zen Buddhism. Its main buildings were constructed in the lavish style of the era of Japan's unification with the financial support of Hideyoshi's successor Tokugawa Ieyasu. They feature richly decorated interiors and are surrounded by beautiful Zen gardens. Visitors can enter Kodaiji's main hall (Hojo), which was originally covered in lacquer and gold, but was rebuilt in a more modest style after it burned down in 1912. The building is surrounded on two sides by impressive gardens designed by leading contemporary masters. The gardens are lit up during special illumination shows in spring and autumn.



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Signature: Classic Japan - Takayama Autumn Festival 
Tour 2021 - 10/6

Group Tour | Deluxe-Plus        

Signature: Classic Japan - Takayama Autumn Festival Tour 2021 - 10/6

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $8598.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Hiroshima / Naoshima / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
The finest Japan group travel experience with a maximum group size 12 guests.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Tue. Oct 6, 2020 Mon. Oct 19, 2020 US $8598.00

Small Group Limited to 12 passengers

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Wed. Oct 6, 2021 Tue. Oct 19, 2021 US $8598.00

Small Group Limited to 12 passengers

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Thu. Oct 6, 2022 Wed. Oct 19, 2022 US $8598.00

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Signature: Essence of Japan - Takayama Autumn 
Festival Tour 2021 - 10/6

Group Tour | Deluxe-Plus        

Signature: Essence of Japan - Takayama Autumn Festival Tour 2021 - 10/6

10 Days 9 Nights | from US $6198.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto
See Japan's top attractions, and indulge in cultural experiences with a maximum group size 12 guests.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Tue. Oct 6, 2020 Thu. Oct 15, 2020 US $6198.00

Small Group Limited to 12 passengers

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Wed. Oct 6, 2021 Fri. Oct 15, 2021 US $6198.00

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Thu. Oct 6, 2022 Sat. Oct 15, 2022 US $6198.00

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Luxury Japan Cherry Blossom Tour 2021 - 4/1

Group Tour | Ultra-Deluxe        

Luxury Japan Cherry Blossom Tour 2021 - 4/1

8 Days 7 Nights | from US $12998.00

Tokyo / Mt Fuji / Hakone / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto
This luxury Japan cherry blossom tour is perfect for travelers looking to experience the best of Japan while staying in the most luxurious accommodations.
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Thu. Apr 1, 2021 Thu. Apr 8, 2021 US $12998.00

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Sun. Apr 3, 2022 Sun. Apr 10, 2022 US $12998.00

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Signature: Classic Japan Autumn Tour 2021 - 9/6

Group Tour | Deluxe-Plus        

Signature: Classic Japan Autumn Tour 2021 - 9/6

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $8298.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Hiroshima / Naoshima / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
The finest Japan group travel experience with a maximum group size 12 guests.
Start Date End Date Twin/Triple Start City End City Style Compare Status
Mon. Sep 7, 2020 Sun. Sep 20, 2020 US $8298.00

Small Group Limited to 12 passengers

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Mon. Sep 6, 2021 Sun. Sep 19, 2021 US $8298.00

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Mon. Sep 5, 2022 Sun. Sep 18, 2022 US $8298.00

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Signature: Classic Japan Autumn Leaves Tour 2021 - 
11/1

Group Tour | Deluxe-Plus        

Signature: Classic Japan Autumn Leaves Tour 2021 - 11/1

14 Days 13 Nights | from US $8598.00

Tokyo / Hakone / Mt Fuji / Matsumoto / Takayama / Shirakawa-go / Kanazawa / Osaka / Nara / Kyoto / Hiroshima / Naoshima / Kurashiki / Himeji / Kobe
The finest Japan group travel experience with a maximum group size 12 guests.
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Mon. Nov 2, 2020 Sun. Nov 15, 2020 US $8598.00

Small Group Limited to 12 passengers

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Mon. Nov 1, 2021 Sun. Nov 14, 2021 US $8598.00

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Mon. Oct 31, 2022 Sun. Nov 13, 2022 US $8598.00

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