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Chishaku-in Temple

Chishaku-in Temple, the head temple of the Chisan School of Shingon Buddhism, which prospered as a temple of learning

The head temple of the Chisan sect of Shingon Buddhism, which has 3,000 branch temples. It was built during the period of the Northern and Southern Courts as a sub-temple of Daidenpo-in Temple (now Negoro-ji Temple) in Negoro, Kii Province, but in 1585, it was destroyed by war and fled to Kyoto. In 1601 (Keicho 6), Tokugawa Ieyasu donated a temple in what is now Higashiyama, Kyoto, and revived Gohyakubutsuzan Negoroji Chishakuin. From its origins in the Negoro period, it has the character of a 'learning temple' that is open to monks of other sects and general students, and produced many scholars during the Edo period.

The richly colored partition paintings of Tohaku Hasegawa and his son Kyuzo, which have been collected as national treasures, "Maple Maple" and "Cherry Blossoms" are on display at the Treasure Museum, which opened in 2023. In addition, the famous pond garden, which is said to be "Rikyu's favorite garden", is beautiful in every season, including the autumn leaves.

Chishaku-in Temple

Chishaku-in Temple

  • Chishakuin
  • 964 Higashigawara-machi, Shichijoshitaru, Higashioji-dori, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto-shi, Kyoto
  • 3 minutes on foot from the bus stop "Higashiyama Shichijo"
    10-minute walk from Keihan Shichijo Station
  • Tel.075-541-5361
  • 30 parking lots
  • https://chisan.or.jp/

  • [Normal visit]
    Visiting hours/9:00-16:00
    Admission fee: Treasure Museum: Adults 500 yen, middle and high school students 300 yen, elementary school students 200 yen
    Scenic garden: Adults 300 yen, middle and high school students 200 yen, elementary school students 100 yen
    * Admission is free only for the precincts
*Please note that the information contained herein is subject to change without notice.
*Since this site uses automatic translation, the translation may differ from the original Japanese content.


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