Chishaku-in Temple

Travel Guide - Chishaku-in Temple


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.

Opening Hours

  • 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

Address / Location

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