About Kosho-ji Temple
Kosho-ji Temple is said to have Shinran built in Yamashiro country Yamashirogo in 1212. The temple is the head of the Kosho sect of Shinshu. The temple name of Kosho-ji temple has the meaning “to make the right law and prosper” in honor of achievement of Shotoku which spread Buddhism to Japan. The atmosphere of the building of the Kosho Temple is similar to the neighboring Nishi Hongan-ji temple, but it is another temple.
The Kosho-ji Temple as a tourist destination is hidden in the shadow of Nishi Hongan-ji temple, but I think that it is worth seeing because there is quite a splendid building in line. It is a temple which I want to go to when I visit the Nishi Hongan-ji Temple. The visit fee is free.
Kosho-ji Temple photos
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Photographer: Taisuke Yamada
70 Hanazono-cho, Horikawa-dori Shichijo-noboru, Shimogyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto
|Usual viewing season||Plum
Mid February – Mid March
Short walk from “Shichijo Horikawa” or “Nishi Honganji-mae” bus stop on routes 9, 28, and 75.
|Parking lot||Several cars for your own use No charge|
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