Chishaku-in Temple is the main temple of the Chizan School of Shingon Buddhism.
The temple used to be Syounzen-ji, a temple established by Toyotomi Hideyoshi to mourn his son Tsurumatsu who died at the age of three.
After a series of fire, the temple was reconstructed and changed its name.
The temple has a landscape garden for viewing from within a building, designed by Sen-no-Rikyu, the great ceremonial tea master of the Azuchi-Momoyama Period (1573 – 1603).
The garden retains a vestige of its former glory.
- 9:00 - 16:30 *admission until 30 minutes before closing
- December 29 - 31
Access / Public Transport
- 7 minutes from JR Kyoto Station by the #206 bus.Get off at Higashiyama-Nanajo Bus stop.
- 8 minutes walk from Shichijo Station on the Keihan Main Line