Kozanji Temple

Sightseeing information about Kozanji Temple in Japan.


World Heritage: Kozanji Temple4.0

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This temple in the northern mountains of Kyoto has what is claimed Japan's first manga, a hand-painted caricature depicting birds and animals in a scroll. The temple is reached by a sloping approach lined with soaring trees. This area is a wonderful retreat in summer and offers a great view of autumn colors. There are many hiking trails to explore.

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Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 36.9km) Google Transit

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5.0a year ago

This is my favorite place so far in Kyoto. The smell of the wood of the buildings, the well-cared for gardens surrounding the structure, the amazing drawings, the sounds of nature, and the view of the mountains - it made for a wonderful sensory experience. This place is famous for being the birthplace of tea in Japan (it's called "Tagano-o" ocha), from where the seeds were transported to Uji and then all over Japan.

5.0a year ago

A beautiful temple in the quiet mountains of Northern Kyoto. It must be a marvel in the peak of autumn with its crisp clean air, and extremely quiet atmosphere.

5.0a year ago

One of my many favourite temples in Kyoto. If you're relying on public transport, Kozan-ji can be reached by bus from Kyoto Station.
Kozan-ji is known as the place where Tea was first cultivated in Japan, and a small plantation is maintained and can be seen to this day in the temple grounds. Kozan-ji is known also as the home of the ancient series of scrolls called "Choju Jinbutsu Giga". They are a National Treasure, the originals kept at the Kyoto Museum, with copies on view at Kozan-ji. The scrolls are considered to be the first example of 'Manga'.

3.0a year ago

Although this temple is a UNESCO heritage site, I didn’t really find it as beautiful and rich as others in the surroundings

5.03 years ago

There is a temple in the several mountains. Atago and some mountains are surround this place. There are many moss that makes mood fantastc. Also the kousanji temple is UNESCO world heritage.

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