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Chikurinji Temple

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This is an excellent stop. It was sold as "...a great stop that will be beautiful and... read more

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Dripping Springs, Texas

Up a small rise. Hidden by trees. Lies this temple. It is Beautiful and awe inspiring. You can... read more

Reviewed 6 January 2019
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3577 Godaisan, Kochi 781-8125, Kochi Prefecture
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Reviewed today

This is an excellent stop. It was sold as "...a great stop that will be beautiful and inspirational..." It delivered on all counts.

Date of experience: April 2018
Thank 1234texas
Reviewed 6 January 2019

Up a small rise. Hidden by trees. Lies this temple. It is Beautiful and awe inspiring. You can catch a wisp of incense as you approach.

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank RandR1948
Reviewed 1 November 2018 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

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank colin1957
Reviewed 12 October 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.

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank ggm96822
Reviewed 2 October 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

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank Nonnapn
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.

Date of experience: September 2017
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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

Date of experience: April 2018
2  Thank roboesGistel
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

Date of experience: November 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank leppaenat
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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