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Chikurinji Temple

3577 Godaisan, Kochi 781-8125, Kochi Prefecture
+81 88-882-3085
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This temple area is just amazing: tranquil and beautiful - thoroughly Japanese. I really wish we... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Amarillo, TX
Very nice temple, in a nice setting

It deserves to be known, even though the road to get there is sa steep one! The scenery is... read more

Reviewed 2 October 2017
Lille, France
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“kochi city” (2 reviews)
“tranquil” (3 reviews)
“woods” (2 reviews)
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3577 Godaisan, Kochi 781-8125, Kochi Prefecture
+81 88-882-3085
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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 2 October 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 24 June 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

Thank CapeTownCapetown
Reviewed 7 May 2017

Situated on a high peak above Kochi city this is a truly fine example of a Japanese temple. The air quality is fresh and invigorating due to the altitude and the walk up through the grounds to the temple complex is exhilarating. There are several...More

Thank Peeceecee
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This is pardon the pun a very zen like place, it is so peaceful and surrounded by beautiful natural bush land, whilst I was visiting there were quite a few worshipers chanting, I hoped that I did not disrespect them by being a nosy tourist....More

2  Thank Mark A
Reviewed 10 August 2016

We travelled by car and had no problem reaching the temple. Parking free and ample. A lot of pilgrims were visiting the grounds. Bamboo walking sticks are provided free of charge. Certainly worth a visit

Thank Stephan1954
Reviewed 5 April 2016

Upon leaving the Makino botanical garten we went to the Chikurinji Temple and enjoy a walk through the premises and the garden. We were at the cherry blossom period and it was beautiful. The pilgrims are also visiting the temple, making a counterpoint to the...More

2  Thank Marcel B
Reviewed 2 August 2015

The treasury was fantastic, great sculptures. Enjoyed the temple well kept, worth going to see. Calm and tranquil.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 24 May 2015

We went to this temple after walking through the Botanical Gardens. The Pagola was beautiful. The grounds and little temples within are great. The place is very serene and not to be missed.

Thank downunder2207
Reviewed 9 December 2014

I combined the trip to Chikurin-ji with a visit to Makino botanical garden. They are alongside the same street uphill. The temple ground is free but to enter the honbo and its garden, you need to pay 600 yen. The garden is quite small and...More

1  Thank Benjawan S
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