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As one of the three main temples in the Takagamine Area, Jōshō-ji is a Nichiren sect Buddhist temple. This area, which has been known as the Kōetsu Villa 光悦村 until the Edo Period, has been the cradle of the Rinpa school 琳派派 of art. The temple has been established in 1616 and today is among the quieter areas of Kyoto.
Jōshō-ji is best-known for its spring and autumn colors, but also worth a visit during early summer.

Admission: open year-round.
Nearby places of interest: Kōetsu-ji, Genkō-an

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Cherry blossoms.

Autumn 秋
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