Established in 876 AD as a temple, it is located adjacent to the Ozawa pond. In the 1600s, Emperor Saga's imperial detached villa, Saga Palace, was taken apart and reassembled here. The several wings are connected with covered corridors. The Shinden has been named an important cultural property. Noteworthy are the fusuma painted by Sanraku Kano with the ubiquitous flower motifs. Daikaku-ji is well known for its Heian era garden, it is among the oldest gardens in Kyoto. It is the home base for ikebana's Saga Goryu flower-arranging school.
- Open Hours: Monday to Sunday from 09:00 AM to 04:30 PM
Attractions & Landmarks, Parks, Gardens & Cemeteries, Religious
- Nearest Train: Saga Arashiyama/ JR Sagano Line