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Chikurinji Temple

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Peaceful place

What a lovely place this was. We walked to the temple from our hotel (not recommended) and it is... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Major Pilgrimage site (on the Shikoku Pilgrimage route)

A beautiful setting and great temples, moss garden entrance, some amazing statues in the treasure... read more

Reviewed October 11, 2018
Honolulu, Hawaii
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3577 Godaisan, Kochi 781-8125, Kochi Prefecture
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a lovely place this was. We walked to the temple from our hotel (not recommended) and it is quite a hike up the hill. There is the observatory at the top and the fine botanical gardens to see. Hourly bus service to and from...More

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Reviewed October 11, 2018

A beautiful setting and great temples, moss garden entrance, some amazing statues in the treasure hall. Free, though it is worth paying the small fee to enter the main hall and see the garden behind it.

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Reviewed October 1, 2018

Chikurinji is temple number 31 of the Shikoku 88 Temple pilgrimage and one of the loveliest temples I have seen. There is a pagoda reached via ancient looking stone steps and lovely gardens all throughout the temple grounds. There is a treasure house too but...More

Thank Nonnapn
Reviewed June 29, 2018

Very neat place to see, clearly still a thriving sacred place for locals. With a mystical charm and atmosphere, this beats having to fight back fatty crowds of Chinese and American tourists in Tokyo.

Thank Brian S
Reviewed June 22, 2018

This lovely temple is well worth seeing. Be sure to visit the museum of treasures. It is one of the 88 temples on the Shikoku pilgrimage route.

Thank Robert D
Reviewed May 14, 2018

This temple can be reached every hour from the Harimaya bus station in 20 minutes with the My-Yu busline ( 600 yen for a day-pass ). As we were pressed by time we took a taxi and for 4 persoons we paid 1200 yen for...More

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Reviewed December 6, 2017

There was a special event when we visited the Temple, thus it was crowded with both organizers and visitors. Also, it was a photo stop for tour groups, especially in the Fall season with coloured leaves. Some good photo points if you could spot it...More

Thank bkpkwok
Reviewed October 20, 2017

This temple area is just amazing: tranquil and beautiful - thoroughly Japanese. I really wish we had had more time to spend here in order to just sit quietly and reflect. There is so much to see, yet everything is so peaceful. The workers in...More

Thank leppaenat
Reviewed October 2, 2017

It deserves to be known, even though the road to get there is sa steep one! The scenery is wonderful, and the collection of statutes is definitely worth the trip.

Thank etf190
Reviewed June 24, 2017

we visited Makino Gardens on Mount Godaisan and Chikurinji Temple and grounds is right next door. You walk up a failry steep hill into the temple complex and then walk up through woods passing small shrines and lots of dark stone Buddhas. There was a...More

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March 5, 2017|
Response from VUONGPHI |
Kochi castle is in the Kochi city Chikujini temple is about 5 to 7 miles up in the mountain. There is a one day pass of 500 Yen PP bus that you can take to see Chikujini and other attractions on this hop on and off ride... More