Chikurin-ji, located in the city of Kochi in Kochi Prefecture, has been known affectionately for centuries as Monju-sama. This refers to the Bosatsu (Bodhisattva) which in Buddhism presides over wisdom, and thus it attracts peoples veneration as a temple of learning. Monju-do in the Main Hall has been designated an Important Cultural Property by the Japanese government. The temple also has many different features including a garden said to have been designed by the noted priest Muso Soseki, a reminder to visitors of its long history.'
Address: 3577 Godai-san, Kochi-shi, Kochi
Admission Fee: Free in the temple precincts Garden & Houmotsu-kan (Treasury Hall): 400 yen
Closed: Open throughout the year
[Bus]Tosa Denki Tetsudo Harimayabashi Stn./Bus/25-min. ride/Chikurin-ji Stop/3-min. walk