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Japan is situated in northeastern Asia between the North Pacific and the Sea of Japan. The area of Japan is 377,873 square kilometers, nearly equivalent to Germany and Switzerland combined or slightly smaller than California. Japan consists of four major islands, surrounded by more than 4,000 smaller islands.

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Use the "JNTO TRAVEL PLANNER" for train and map information helpful in traveling around Japan.

  • By simply entering the departing and arrival station, get an overview of train transfer method, fares, and travel time.
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Read the "Usage Guide" and use this service for a safe and enjoyable trip in Japan.

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Shrines and Temples


Chikurin-ji Temple

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.'

3577 Godai-san, Kochi-shi, Kochi

Admission Fee
Free in the temple precincts Garden & Houmotsu-kan (Treasury Hall): 400 yen


Tosa Denki Tetsudo Harimayabashi Stn./Bus/25-min. ride/Chikurin-ji Stop/3-min. walk

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