Kyoto Sights


Kosho-ji (Kosho Temple)

Kosho-ji (Kosho Temple) Review

If you have time after visiting Byodo-in, Kosho-ji is a lesser known gem. One of the few Soto sect Zen temples in Kyoto, Kosho-ji was founded in the 13th century in Kyoto, where it remained until it burned down hundreds of years later. It was rebuilt in Uji in the 17th century and has remained unchanged ever since. Resting quietly near the low-lying Uji mountains, it's a great place to view autumn foliage. Take the loop trail to the right of the temple for 15 more minutes and take in a glorious view of Uji City from above. If you are lucky, you might even have the entire temple grounds to yourself.

    Contact Information

  • Address: 2–7–1 Yamad, Uji, 611-0021
  • Phone: 0774/21–2040
  • Cost: Free
  • Hours: Daily 9–4
  • Location: Southern Kyoto
Updated: 09-20-2013

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