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No.31 - Chikurinji Temple|竹林寺

No.31 - Chikurinji Temple|竹林寺
Chikurin-ji Temple is located at the top of Godaisan, where the Makino Botanical Garden is. There are 19 Buddha images, including the Manjushri Bodhisattva. The main hall has been designated as an Important Cultural Heritage, and the garden is one of the ‘Three Kochi Gardens’. There is also a five-tiered pagoda and a library. At the museum, you can view the 19 Buddha images (all have Important Cultural Heritage status), dating from the period between the Fujiwara and Kamakura eras. In 1318, the famous monk Musokokshi came to Kochi and created the viewing garden so that it would encircle the guest’s pavilion, making use of the surrounding fields. 


Address 3577 Godaisan, Kochi, 781-8125 Kochi
Hours 8:30 am - 5:00 pm (Museum) 
Closed Open all year round
Admission Fee Free
※Museum and park are paid
TEL +81-88-882-3085
Parking (Cars)   Yes
(Buses) Yes
Free Wi-Fi Yes
Toilet Yes
Best Season Spring / Summer / Autumn / Winter

A temple of learning that is also a storehouse of cultural heritage

‣ The garden is composed of the North Garden and the West Garden. The North Garden is bright, and gives a clear southern feeling.

‣ The West Garden has a refined feel designed after Rozan (Luoshan) and Hayoko (Fanyanghu) in China.

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Access Information

Train ●Chikurinji Temple Bus Stop
Approx. 30 minutes from JR Kochi Station on the MY-Yu Bus for Katsurahama.
Car ●Kochi IC
Approx. 25 minutes from Kochi IC by car.