Kōdai-ji is near Kiyomizu-dera. After visiting Kiyomizu-dera, I just follow the signs to walk here.
On the way to Kōdai-ji, you may go through the ninenzaka and the sannenzaka. There are so many stores in this area. Since I came here by my own, I didn't spend time for shopping here. It took me around 10 minutes. Some people may spend more than two hours to visit those small stores.
Just before arriving Kōdai-ji, there is a welcome sign here. And I learn something from the sign. Some Japanese may called the traditional Chinese for Taiwanese. I don't know if this is a good misunderstanding or bad one...
The map of Kōdai-ji.
You may pay ¥ 600 to get in the Houjyo (Main Building) and it's OK to take photos in the building which is unusual. Of course I cannot recognize the what above article is writing. I took a photo because it's the first time for it to show publicly.
The temple garden. There are much more people here compares to the Komyoin. It's not so calm here, so I just take some photos and leave.
The major view for maples is surrounding this pond, the crouching dragon pond.
A beautiful bamboo forest.
I don't why they put a dragon head here. Maybe because there is a crouching dragon pond here.
Before leaving the garden, I found that the eaves tile is marked with Kōdai-ji which I didn't see in other temples.
Time I visited: November 19th, 2016.
Best time to see: in mid to late November.
〒605-0825 Kyoto Prefecture, Kyoto, Higashiyama Ward, 高台寺下河原町526番地