Daigo-ji, a Shingon Buddhist temple founded in 874 during the early Heian Period, is a World Heritage Site and a part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto. Several of its structures are designated National Treasures of Japan.
The temple's many cherry blossom trees put on a spectacular display in the spring.
An entrance gate displays the family crest of Toyotomi Hideyoshi.
The temple's five-story pagoda, dating from 951, is the oldest building in Kyoto. It is a national treasure.
A sword-wielding protector of Buddhism
This monk was creating a calligraphic inscription in the book for a visitor.