Zenjyo-ji Temple  1,000Years of Buddhism

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Geography:
Zenjyo-ji is located in southern Kyoto Prefecture, between Nara and Kyoto inanarea that is now designated as a Historical Nature Conservation Area.Thesurrounding area, known as Minami Yamashiro, is scattered with templesthatconvey the traditions of early Buddhism as it spread from Nara to Kyoto.From timeimmemorial Zenjoji was known as "the temple just beyond themountains of Ujitawara." The old road it is located on has always been usedas a shortcut from theYamashiro area to the Omi area and Shiga Prefecture.During the Heian Era, the roadwas frequently traveled as it was a trunk roadthat linked up with the "Tokaido,"which was one of the main roads in Japanat the time.


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Access:
JR Nara Line - alight at JR Uji Station, Keihan Line - alight at Keihan UjiStation,Kintetsu Line - alight at Shintanabe Station.
The Keihan Bus stops at all 3 stations. Take a Keihan bus with one of thethreefollowing destinations ˆΫ’†‘Os‚«(Ichuumae), H‹Ζ’c’ns‚«(Kougyoudanchi), —Ξ‰‘βs‚«(Ryokuenzaka). The bus stop for Zenjyoji is ˆΫ’†‘O(Ichuumae), and ’·ŽRŒϋ(Otonoyamguchi), Zenjyo-ji Temple is a 30 minute walk (about 2km) from theselocations.