Kyoto Sights

Kosho-ji (Kosho Temple)

  • 2–7–1 Yamad Map It
  • Uji
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

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 four centuries later. The temple was rebuilt in Uji in the 17th century from timber provided by the Tokugawa Shogun, and it has remained unchanged ever since. The Chinese influence is evident in the architecture and dolphin finials gracing the roof. Kosho-ji, across the river from Byodo-in and upriver from Uji-gami Shrine, is popular in spring for its azaleas and in autumn for its maple trees. Walk a ways on the loop trail to the right of the temple for a view of Uji City.

Sight Information


2–7–1 Yamad, Uji, 611-0021, Japan

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Sight Details:

  • Free
  • Daily 9–4

Published 12/10/2015


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