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Kozan - ji Temple

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Kozan - ji Temple was established at the beginning of the 13th century, when the monk Myoe restored a mountain temple and gave it its present name. The original residence of Myoe's time is still here. Temple of Emperor Gotoba, the precincts, lush with ancient cedar and maple trees, are themselves designated as a national historic site. It contains the oldest tea field in Japan, where Myoe is said to have planted tea from seeds brought back from China by the Zen priest Eisai. The simple appearance, with its thatched-roof and shingles, is representative of the residential style of the Kamakura Period. Also contained here are ancient cultural properties, including a "Chojujinbutsu-giga" painting.

Address :
8 Togano-o-cho, Umegahata, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City
Telephone :
Access :
Take JR bus to Kajinoo
Open :
9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Fee :
600 yen

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