Iko-ji Teien Garden

Shimane, Chugoku

Iko-ji is a Buddhist temple that was founded in 1363. Sesshu, fifth head of the temple and a famous artist, is believed to have designed the garden in the latter half of the 15th century. A pond in the image of a crane is located in the center of the garden. In the pond is an islet in the shape of a tortoise over which is a stone bridge. On the slope at the back of the pond, azaleas are laid out in terraces over which droop the branches of weeping cherry blossoms. The garden is arranged so that visitors can walk around and enjoy various changes in scenery as well as admire the wonderful view from a building by the pond. Among the many gardens created by Sesshu, this is regarded as his foremost work.


4-29 Someba-cho, Masuda-shi, Shimane
Admission Fee
300 yen
Open throughout the year
[Bus]JR Masuda Stn./Bus/12-min. ride/Iko-ji mae Stop/1-min. walk

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