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Chikurinji Temple

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Very cool, quiet and isolated shrine near the botanical garden

Very neat place to see, clearly still a thriving sacred place for locals. With a mystical charm and... read more

Reviewed 29 June 2018
Brian S
London, United Kingdom
Lovely temple

This lovely temple is well worth seeing. Be sure to visit the museum of treasures. It is one of... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2018
Robert D
Brooklyn, New York
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3577 Godaisan, Kochi 781-8125, Kochi Prefecture
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Reviewed 29 June 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 22 June 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 14 May 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 6 December 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 20 October 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 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

1  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
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5 March 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