27. Kozanji Temple 高山寺 was founded by famous monk Myoe, who is remembered for having practiced meditation in a tree. Rather than for its buildings, Kozanji is renowned for its numerous national treasures and important cultural properties, especially the picture scroll called Choju-giga. Located deep in the mountains west of Kyoto - famous for their autumn foliage. Kozanji is considered an ideal location for mountain asceticism and its remote location makes it free of tour bus crowds.