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, 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