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Address: 27-1 Uji Yamada, Uji, Kyoto
Donation for Parking: 500yen (We will give you a refund at the reception if you come for a ceremony)
By Public Transport
(Keihan Uji Line) 15 minutesf walk from Uji Station
(JR Nara Line) 25 minutesf walk from Uji Station
Hours: Dawn to Sunset (Approximately 5:00 to 17:00) Restrictions apply in the case of temple events.
 
     
 
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Visit

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Visitors are permitted to see the garden. If you would like to see the inside of the buildings, an admission fee (300 yen) is required. Guided tour is available if you call in advance. (Donation is necessary)



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We accept groups of students and other study tours. Keeping in mind the length of you stay, a guided tour is available. Please call us for details.
…We ask for a donation if you wish to see the inside of the buildings.…………………
Offerings:
300 yen: Visiting the inside of the buildings
3,000 yen: Visiting the inside of the buildings, and a calligraphy or a Buddhist rosary.
5,000 yen: Visiting the inside of buildings, a calligraphy on a square shikishi card, and a Buddhist rosary.
10,000 yen: Visiting the inside of the buildings, a calligraphy on a hanging scroll, and a Buddhist rosary.
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Seal of Copied Sutra Submission
If you donft have a book for seals, paper with seal is available.

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Hightlight

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Tenarai Kannon (Cultural Assets):
Avalokitesvara is enshrined in the Ancestors Hall. It is said to have been enshrined at gTenarai no morih where the historic remains from 10 chapters of Uji in gThe Tale of Genjih are kept.
(Please visit to see it when open to the public)
 
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Large Drawing Room (Daishoin): Built in 1912. Empress Teimei visited this room in 1919.
     
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Kotozaka: It is called gKotozakah
Because the shape of slender slope and the sounds of the mountain stream sound like a harp. It is famous for beautiful autumn leaves.
 
     
 
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Events

Buddhafs Birthday Festival
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This event is founded on the legend that Shakyamuni Buddha was born on April 8th of the lunar calendar. We prepare a small pavilion decorated with various plants and flowers and pour sweet tea over the baby Buddha statue.
 
Memorial Ceremony for the Founding Abbot
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For three days on September 27th to 28th, priests from all over the Japan gather to hold this ceremony in order to remember the virtue of Dogen Zenji who is the founding abbot of Koshoji.
 
Tea Festival
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This event is to express gratitude to Eisai Zenji, Myoe Shonin and Senno Rikyu, the three tea founders who were dedicated to developing tea, and to pray for the prosperity of Uji tea.
 
     
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