Kosho-ji Temple (Uji City) (興聖寺 (宇治市))
Kosho-ji Temple on Mt. Buttoku in Uji City, Kyoto Prefecture is the first Soto Sect temple to have been established in Japan and has a So-do hall. The principal image is a Shaka Sanzon statue (statue of Shakyamuni flanked by two attendants).
Origin and History
In 1236, The buildings are maintained and the temple's name is changed to Kannon Dori Kosho Horin-zenji Temple.
In 1243, Dogen passes the temple on to Echizen Province, following which the temple falls into disrepair.
Kotozaka slope (approach to the temple): One of the 12 Beauty Spots of Uji.
15 minutes walk from Uji Station on the Uji line of the Keihan Electric Railway.
15 minutes walk from the JR West Uji station.