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Chishakuin

Area

East




Highlight
Chishakuin was originally built in Wakayama and was moved here by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1598. It is one of the main centers from Buddhist studies and training.


Details
Chishakuin weathered many storms. Originally built hundreds of kilometers away in Wakayama (formerly Kii), it was moved here by Tokugawa Ieyasu in 1598. The original garden was reconstructed in 1674 by Sosei but it was destroyed again in 1947 by fire. Not all of the garden and buildings have been rebuilt. This is primarily a pond garden, with the water extending underneath the temple. It is also known for its flowering azaleas in April and May. Main temple of the Chisan School Shingon sect. Branch temples number 3000. Transferred to Kyoto from Wakayama Prefecture in 1585. It then flourished as a centre for Buddhist studies and training. The Main Hall was destroyed by fire during the Meiji period (1868-1912) and rebuilt in 1975. Sliding screens with paintings of cherry and maple trees are on display. These National Treasures were created by Hasegawa Tohaku (1539-1610: founder of the Hasegawa School)


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Temples

Chishakuin

Area

East

Open

9:00am to
4:30pm

Admission

free
Viewing of "Meishoteien & Kokuho no shouhekiga" - adults: 500 Yen Highschool & Jr.Highschool: 300 Yen / Elementary: 200 Yen

Address

964 Higashikawara-cho Higashiyama-dori shichijo-sagaru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoro city

Tel No.

+81-75-541-5361 / 075-541-5364

URL

http://www.chisan.or.jp


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