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Koryu-ji Temple


Koryu-ji Temple, founded in the year 603, is the oldest temple in Kyoto. Imperial Prince Shotoku Taishi donated a Buddhist statue of Miroku Bosatsu (Maitreya), who it is said will come down to the earthly plane 5,670,000,000 years after Guatama's (Buddha) death to save those who have not yet attained enlightenment.

* Address: 32 Hachioka-cho Uzumasa, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto

* Tel.:075-861-1461

* Access: 2-minute walk from Keifuku Railway Uzumasa-Koryuji Station, City Bus Stop Uzumasa Koryuji-mae

* Hours: Reihoukan (Treasure Museum), 9:00-17:00 (9:00-16:30 Dec-Feb)
Keigu-in (National Treasure), Open Every Sunday, National Holidays (Apr., May, Oct., Nov.)

* Entrance Fee: Reihoukan (Treasure Museum) Adults 700 yen/ Keigu-in (National Treasure) Adults 200 yen