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Chikurinji Temple

3577 Godaisan, Kochi 781-8125, Kochi Prefecture
+81 88-882-3085
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a lovely peaceful place in amazing surrounds

we visited Makino Gardens on Mount Godaisan and Chikurinji Temple and grounds is right next door... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2017
cape town
Tranquil and thought provoking

Situated on a high peak above Kochi city this is a truly fine example of a Japanese temple. The air... read more

Reviewed 7 May 2017
Skipton, United Kingdom
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“kochi city” (2 reviews)
“tranquil” (2 reviews)
“woods” (2 reviews)
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3577 Godaisan, Kochi 781-8125, Kochi Prefecture
+81 88-882-3085
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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 6 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
Reviewed 3 December 2013

Visited this very fine shrine around New Year this year (2013). We combined the visit with The Makino Botanical Garden and the viewpoint at the top of Mount Godaisan! A top day and very special to visit this old beautiful temple. Quite a lot of...More

1  Thank Tobbe J
Reviewed 17 June 2009

I am visiting my daughter in Kochi City for a few weeks and today we decided to walk from the Asakura area where she lives to Godaisan. That in itself was quite a hike, but we paced ourselves with occasional diversions (Starbucks en route) and...More

5  Thank DMKMcclure
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