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Tomb of Gyoki
Old Main Hall

Chikurin-ji(竹林寺 chikurinji) is a Buddhist temple in Ikoma, Nara, Japan.


The temple is said to have been established by the monk Gyoki(行基) in the 8th century and is well known as the place where Gyoki is buried. A silver urn containing his burial record was found in 1255. It has since been designated a National Treasure of Japan.


Chikurin-ji is close to Ichibu Station on the Kintetsu Ikoma Line.


  • [1] Chikurin-ji, Digital Museum of Ikoma City (In Official Home Page of Ikoma City)
  • Nihon Kotsu Kosha, Nara, Nihon Kotsu Kosha, 1984, p. 138.
  • Japanese version of Wikipedia

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