Kannon-in (Shusse-Kannon)

Temple
This is a temple located in Tottori City’s Uemachi Town in Tottori Prefecture which used to be the temple for the Ikeda family, the feudal lords of the Tottori domain. It is also the 32nd temple of the Chugoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage, a junrei pilgrimage route. The principal object of worship is an image of the Shokanzeon Bosatsu, or Kannon Bodhisattva, and it is believed to be a Shusse Kannon (the word ‘shusse’ in Japanese means ‘success in life’ or ‘moving ahead in your life/career”) since it reportedly became larger every time it was moved. Construction of the Kannon-in garden, which has been designated as a Special Place of Scenic Beauty, took ten years from 1650 to be completed, and is an example of Chisenkansho-shiki Teien style in which there is a large pond around which gentle slopes, stones and trees and bushes have been arranged. Visitors can partake of the matcha tea and sweets service to sit down and slowly appreciate the garden view.

Spot details

Address
Tottori Pref. Tottorishi Uemachi 162
Phone
0857245641
Hours
[Garden] 9:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Kannonin Garden] 550yen (with matcha)
Parking Lot
Available(10spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

Review

  • Best temple Ive visited in Japan
    5.0 Reviewed:2020.01.30
    It is a unique landmark. Its greenery and open spaces allow light to truly bring peace to your mind. Ive been told the scenery changes from season to season, so it will be beautiful whenever you...
  • 国の名勝庭園
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.10.02
    鳥取藩初代藩主池田光仲の転封後、当地に移り、観音信仰の厚かった光仲が池田家の祈祷所としたお寺です。境内書院の庭園は、光仲が10年をかけて作庭したと言われ、鳥取市東部を囲む山裾に自然の傾斜を生かし、大きな池を中心に亀・鶴・滝の石組や植物が配置されています。周囲の樹林を借景に、元禄時代のままを伝える林泉鑑賞式庭園として国の指定名勝になっており、茶菓を嗜みながらしばし心和む時間を過ごすにはピッタリで...
  • 抹茶をいただきながら心落ち着く空間
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.05.18
    鳥取城のある久松山の脇に、山を借景に池、築山、島と季節の花や樹木を配置した見事な空間。一杯の抹茶と和菓子をいただきながら、縁台から眺めていると癒されます。拝観料500円はとてもリーズナブル。今の季節はツツジとアヤメが見頃。

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