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Kozanji Temple, Kyoto

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  • Only one place can be visited in the recovery work of the damage of last year's typhoon. I spent a lot of time by bus early in the morning, but i'm sorry. The tea house besides the parking lot was closed, too and there was no thing to do to the bus on the way back. Because it was on the mountain, the view was good and the wind was comfortable.
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  • Oldest temple in Kyoto. Even though it was damaged from typhoon last year, it was still worth the visit. Be sure to check out the two other temples near by (Sanmyoji and Gingoji)  more »
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  • 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.
  • 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'.
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