Shikoku Sights

Chikurin-ji (Chikurin Temple)

  • 3577 Godaisan Map It
  • Kochi
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Published 12/10/2015

Fodor's Review

Buddhist pilgrims had been communing with nature in the garden of this austere mountaintop temple long before the giant ferns moved in next door at the Makino Botanical Garden. The garden, a registered National Treasure, dates from the 13th century. Its simple arrangement of ponds, rocks, and pine trees provides a soothing contrast to the vibrant foliage next door. The setting is particularly peaceful in the late afternoon. Linger at the temple a while, and you're likely to encounter white-clad Shingon Buddhist pilgrims visiting on their way around the island.

Sight Information

Address:

3577 Godaisan, Kochi, 781-8125, Japan

Map It

Phone:

088-882–3085

Sight Details:

  • ¥400 for garden
  • Daily 8:30–5

Published 12/10/2015

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