Koryu-ji Temple


About Koryu-ji Temple

Koryu-ji Temple

Koryu Temple is a Shingon sect temple located in Uzumasa, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-city. There are aliases such as Hachioka Temple, Hatanokimi Temple, Uzumasa Temple, etc., and also called Uzumasakoryu Temple.

In addition, Koryuji Temple is a temple for the Mr. Hata clan who is naturalized. It is said to have been the oldest temple in Kyoto, which existed before the capital of Heian-Kyo.

There are two statues of Maitreya Bodhisattva in Koryuji Temple, and these can be seen in the Shinreihoukan (admission is charged).


Koryu-ji Temple photos

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Photographer: Hiroki Iwata


Location 〒616-0000
32, Uzumasa Hachioka-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
Telephone 075-861-1461
Entrance fee [shrine of imperial ancestors]
Adult/University student 700 yen
High school students 500 yen
Elementary and junior high school students 400 yen
Free for preschool children
Usual viewing season

Cherry brossom
Late March – early April

Red leaves
Early to late November


13 minutes on foot from “Uzumasa” station

City bus
Get off at “Uzumasa Koryuji-mae” in the 11 system and walk for about 1 minute.

Kyoto bus
Lines 67, 66, 65, 62, 64, 63, 77, 74, 72, 73, 75, 76, 85 get off at “Uzumasa Koryuji-mae” and walk about 1 minute.

Parking lot 30 buses free
Free for 50 private cars
For worshippers only

Recommended places to visit in conjunction with



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Daiei-dori shopping street

Daiei-dori shopping street

Daiei-dori shopping street is a shopping district in the vicinity of Horinouchi-cho Uzumasa Ukyo-ku Kyoto-shi. From east to Arashiyama Electric Railway Uzumasa station west to the vicinity of Arashiyama Electric Railway Katabiranotsuji.

Arashiyama park

Arashiyama park

From my house, I took the Kyoto municipal subway to Uzumasa Tenjingawa station, then I changed trains to Arashiyama railroad(common name:Randen) and arrived at Arashiyama station. It took long time. Arashiyama is very famous among foreigner tourist, and many of them are European people and Chinese people.