Kozanji Temple

Sightseeing information about Kozanji Temple in Japan.

World Heritage: Kozanji Temple4.0

Go to this spotGoogle Transit

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.

Purposeworld heritage,sightseeing
Airport/Sta.Osaka International Airport (about 36.9km) Google Transit


3.0a year ago

The temple got serious damages from a huge typhoon. The trees were gone. I guess they are trying their best to fix it. However, to be honest, if you are here for autumn foliage like me, you will be disappointed. We enjoyed the walk along hozu river though.

2.0a month ago

Be careful, you will have to pay twice!
500 yens for the entrance in the park, 800 yens more for the house with the view and the statue.
It's not well indicated.

And actually I was disappointed by the temple.
Prefer to walk along the river in autumn, for free, it's beautiful!

5.02 years ago

The bell had a beautiful tone and walk across the river was stunning.

5.02 years ago

Lovely place is like going back in time👍

5.02 years ago

Gorgeous temple located in an old cedar forest, lovely view of a little garden and lots of small wildlife around. This place felt almost magical. Highly recommend for a day trip from Kyoto if you combine this place with the other temples located nearby.

Spot Reviews (0)