Kaijyusenji Temple, Mt. Fudarakusan

Address Kamo-cho, Kizugawa, Kyoto
Phone 0774-76-2256

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Introduction

Tea cultivation in Wazuka Town, the largest tea-producing region in the Minamiyamashiro area today, dates back to the Kamakura Period. According to legend, the high priest monk Jishin of Kaijyusenji Temple was given tea seeds by monk Myoe and started cultivation in a place known as “Harayama” at the foot of Mount Jubuzan. This ancient temple has a five-story pagoda designated as a national treasure and a number of important cultural properties including Monjudo and an 11-faced Kannon statue.