Chishaku-in temple is the head temple of the Chisan School of the Shingon sect of Buddhism and about 3000 temples belong to Chisan School in Japan.
Chishaku-in Temple was originally a sub-temple (a temple that stands within the grounds of another temple) of Negorosan Daidenpo-in Temple(根来山大伝法院) in Wakayama.
(Therefore Chishaku-in temple is also called “Negoro-ji temple(根来寺)”.)
But Negorosan Daidenpo-in Temple became opposed to Hideyoshi TOYOTOMI(豊臣秀吉) and was completely destroyed by fire in the siege of Negoro(根来攻め) in 1585.
Afterwards, this temple was revived in the times of Ieyasu Tokugawa(徳川 家康).
The highlight of this temple is “Panel painting of a national treasure” and “Japanese garden of a national place of scenic beauty“.
Especially, The garden in front of the 大書院(large study hall) of Chishaku-in temple has been designated as a national place of scenic beauty of which SEN no Rikyu is said to have been particularly fond.
The tourist of the group does not so much visit to this temple and garden.
Therefore we can see the sights slowly.
*There is the “Sanjusangen-do Temple” which is famous for 1,000 Kannon-with-One-Thousand-Arms statues near of this temple.
- About Chishaku-in Temple
- Japanese garden of a national place of scenic beauty
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- Goshuin(The stamp of shrine or temple) of Chishaku-in Temple
- How to get to Chishaku-in Temple
Chishaku-in (智積院) is a Buddhist temple in Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Japan. It is affiliated with Shingon-shū Chizan-ha Buddhism.
The temple has a historic garden that was said to be a favourite of Sen no Rikyū.
The Nihonga artist Inshō Dōmoto received a commission from the monastery to paint new sliding doors facing the famous garden. “Ladies at Tea” from 1958 shows a more western-style painting of two women enjoying tea. The left side is a woman in kimono, while the lady to the right is in western dress. The four sliding doors were a departure from the traditional style.
Admission Fee：500 yen(Adults),300 yen(Junior high school / high school student),200 yen(Elementary school student)
Adress：964, Higashikawaracho, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto-shi, Kyoto, 605-0951, Japan
A building in the depths of the approach is the Kon-do Hall(金堂).
This building is a comparatively new building which was rebuilt in 1975.
The Dainichi Buddha who is a principal idol of this temple is enshrined in this building.
“Goshikimaku(五色幕)” is five colors of curtains which is attached to the walls of the temple of the Buddhism.
The building where “Goshikimaku(五色幕)” is attached expresses that it is a temple of the Buddhism.
The Ko-do Hall(講堂) and a Japanese garden of a national place of scenic beauty are pay areas.
This is the storehouse of the national treasure.
The panel painting of national treasure which was drawn by Tohaku Hasegawa school is kept in this building .
Photography and video recording are prohibited in this building.
■Youtube：”SEN no Rikyu’s favorite garden” in Chishaku-in Temple
It is inactive now.
Scheduled to be renewed in the spring of 2020.
Chishaku-in Temple has a dorter which is called 智積院会館(Chishaku-in Kaikan), and a general person can stay there.
In Chishaku-in temple, morning religious service is held by priests every morning(AM6:00 ~).
And, the guest can participate in this morning religious service.
Gomadaki (the Buddhist rite of burning wood sticks) and Sutra-chanting are held in this morning religious service.
There are two types of the room.
The room reservation is possible from a homepage or a telephone(+81-75-541-5363).
■Youtube：智積院 朝のお勤め(Morning religious service by the priests at Myoo-den(明王殿).)
■智積院会館(Chishaku-in Kaikan)*Japanese text only
Restroom and bath：Shared
Amenity：Yukata, face towel, toothbrush set, conditioner in shampoo, body soap
(Junior high school students or older)
|6,670 yen||with breakfast included|
|Children(four years or older)||5,150 yen||with breakfast included|
The room is not so different from a common inn. (○´艸｀)
The nearest station of Chishaku-in Temple is “Keihan Shichijo Station”.
It is about 10-minutes walk from the station.
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