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This ancient temple (built 1054) and grounds is located in Uji, near the riverbank. In architectural circles, it is a nearly perfect composition of symmetry and grace, complete with reflecting pool to enhance the experience. Made entirely of wood, and with nearly no nails, it has survived in a region where earthquake...
After visiting the famous Byodo-in Temple (it appears on the back of every Japanese 10 yen coin), we hiked across the Uji River bridge to see the Kosho-ji Temple, but, instead, followed Sawarabi-no-michi street to an inviting foot path to the top of Daikichi Mountain. After many switchbacks, we arrived at washroom fac...