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Koshoji Temple (興聖寺)

Koshoji is a temple located in the city of Uji, Kyoto Prefecture. It was the first temple of the Soto sect of Zen Buddhism built in Japan, founded by Dogen as Kosho Horinji Temple. Its principle image is that of Sakyamuni and two bodhisattvas. The path to this temple is famous for its tree buds and cherry blossoms in the spring and for its colorful leaves in the fall. Among its religious offerings are meditation retreats on the first and third Mondays of the month and sampler sessions of zazen that are open to the public.

place

Kyoto Ujishi Uji Yamada 27-1 (Uji / NagaokakyoArea)

phone 0774212040
place

5:00-17:00 (until from sunrise to sunset)

Review of Koshoji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/12/10 Temple at autumn
We have visited the temple by end Nov. and it was a bit late for viewing foliage falls there. Anyway, we could still see color changes around.
Reviewed:2018/04/18 A quiet temple for visit
The Koshoji Temple up the slope from Uji Riverside was a quiet place during our visit there by early April. We just strolled around and took a few photos prior to leave for other places along the...
Reviewed:2018/03/22 No crowded
It is quite a long slope up to this temple but se really liked so worth the walk. Not very big but peaceful. There were only two other tourists at this site so could easily walk round and take...

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Details

Address
Kyoto Ujishi Uji Yamada 27-1 [map]
Area
Uji / NagaokakyoArea
Phone
0774212040
Hours
5:00-17:00 (until from sunrise to sunset)
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Visitation fee] 500yen
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Average budget
[Lunch] 1-1,000yen
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.