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Koetsu-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Koetsu-ji Temple


Koetsu-ji Temple and its garden were originally the residence of Hon-ami Koetsu, a noted artist in the 17th century. The place was given to him from Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1615. After Koetsu's death, his residence was turned into the temple in 1656. His tombstone stands in the temple grounds.
The temple's garden is famous for its attractive bamboo fences and autumn leaves. The seven tea houses in the garden were built in the Taisho Period (1912 - 1926).

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • 8:00 - 17:00


  • November 10 - 13

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • 300 yen

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 15 minutes from Kitaoji Station on the Kyoto Municipal Subway Karasuma Line (K04) by Kita 1 bus. Get off at Takagamine Genkoan-mae Bus stop.

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 29, Takagamine Koetsucho, Kita-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 603-8466


薫-凜ひとえ @kaoru_rinjapan - 2020-12-24
This concert is a cultural support adoption project of Kyoto Prefecture. With the cooperation of the chief priest o… https://t.co/xjwDdaHOvT
Sharing Kyoto @Sharing_Kyoto - 2016-11-30
Koetsu-ji temple has an elegant atmosphere, including scattered maple leaves and tea room. https://t.co/DywhADLDkv
Tony Mariani @AnthonyFMariani - 2016-07-07
Did you know that the criss-cross bamboo fence has its origin in 1656 Kyoto? See the fence of the reclining ox
Japan Guided Tour @GUIDEJAPANTOURS - 2016-02-10
A temple with weeping cherry at a site donated by Koetsu Hon-ami. Kyoto (205) https://t.co/DgUdAPTEdA


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