Chikurin-ji Temple

A temple in the forest with impressive gardens
Chikurinji is a Buddhist temple famous for its historic gardens and is part of the Shikoku O-henro (the Pilgrimage to 88 Sacred Places).
In autumn, maple and ginkgo trees color the gardens in reds and yellows. Passing under the main temple gate, the colors of the garden radiate out from the stone-paved walkway. Fall colors paint the sky above, while striking green moss covers the ground beneath leading to a colorful five story pagoda. Even in the summer, Chikurinji should not be missed. The combination of green leaves and moss creates a sort of green tunnel that will have you feeling as though you've been spirited away. Another highlight is the Homotsu-kan, a room housing Buddhist statues that are listed as important cultural property.

Shikoku's Temple Pilgrimage: O-henro
Autumn Leaves
Address 高知県高知市五台山3577 (3577, Godaisan, Kochi City, Kochi Prefecture, Japan)
Telephone Number 088-882-3085
OpenMain hours: 8:00-17:00
Meisho Garden・Homotsukan: 8:30-17:00
ClosedOpen year round
Directions●About 20 min drive from Kochi IC on Kochi Expressway
●Short walk from Chikurinji Temple bus stop (MY-YU Bus)
Website Website
Map Code73 159 166*66

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