Kodai-ji temple was established in 1606 by Nene (often known by the title "Kita no Mandokoro"), the widow of Toyotomi Hideyoshi. Nene is very famous for her contribution in supporting her husband whose life was stormy and full of drama.
Hideyoshi, a child of a peasant, later became the ruler of Japan. He was also famous for his fondness for women, however, Nene was always the love of his life until the end...
Romance was not a commonplace in the old days in Japan. Today, taking after Nene and Hideyoshi, EMAs (votive wooden plates) whose benefit are "fulfillment in love", are very popular at Kodai-ji. Please take a nice walk at the temple in YUMEYAKATA's KIMONO, and make a wish upon an EMA.
9:00am-5:30pm (entrance closes at 5:00pm)
Junior high/high school students 250yen
10 mins. on foot from Gion Shijo station, Keihan line
15 mins. on foot from Kawaramachi station, Hankyu line
5 mins. on foot from Higashiyama Yasui, Kyoto City bus