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Kosho Temple興聖寺

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This temple venerating the Shakyamuni Buddha as its primary object of worship belongs to the Soto school of Japanese Zen Buddhism. Founded in 1240, the temple was given the same name as Kosho Temple in Uji, Kyoto by Dogen, the priest who founded the Soto school, because the picturesque scenery of the former so strikingly resembled that of the latter. The temple's Heian era wooden statue of the seated Shakyamuni Buddha, which was constructed from multiple blocks of Japanese cypress, has been designated as an important cultural asset. The Old Shurin Temple Garden on the temple's grounds has also been designated as a national place of scenic beauty.

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Shiga Pref. Takashimashi Kutsukiwase 374 (Kosai / TakashimaArea)

phone 0740382103

Review of Koshoji Temple

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Reviewed:2019/11/02 静かな古刹
平安時代の重要文化財が本尊、楠木氏の千早城の戦い時の不動明王様とか、由緒あるものが沢山。
そして静かな、古刹で地元の方の旦那寺ですには、良いところ。
杉の大木などあり、良い感じです。
広い駐車場もあります。
Reviewed:2017/06/27 庭園跡のあるお寺
足利将軍のために造った庭園があるお寺です。
国道沿いを少し入ったところにあるので、見落としかもしれません。

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Address
Shiga Pref. Takashimashi Kutsukiwase 374 [ map ]
Area
Kosai / TakashimaArea
Phone
0740382103

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Visitors to Shiga prefecture are almost always hopping east across the prefectural border from Kyoto, and they are almost certainly Lake Biwa-bound. Covering an area of 670 square kilometers, Lake Biwa makes up the bulk of Shiga prefecture, with beautiful lakeside paths that offer myriad walking and cycling opportunities, connecting a string of museums, shrines, and picturesque views that finally lead you to Hikone Castle on the eastern side of the lake.

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