Chikurin-ji

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Tomb of Gyoki
Old Main Hall

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

History[edit]

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.

Access[edit]

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

References[edit]

  • [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

External links[edit]

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