Raikyuji Temple (天柱山 頼久寺)
"A 15-minute walk from Bitchu-Takahashi Station on the JR Hakubi Line. This is one of the Ankokuji temples established by the shogun Ashikaga Takauji. The temple is the 13th temple on the Setouchi 33 Kannon Pilgrimage and its principal object of worship is a statue of Avalokitesvara. The temple's central rock garden, featuring a symbolic depiction of legendary Mt. Penglai, was created around 1605 by Bitchu Province magistrate Kobori Masakazu and was designated a National Place of Scenic Beauty in 1974. Nicknamed ""The Crane and Tortoise Garden,"" the garden features symbolic depictions of a crane island and two turtle islands floating in a sea of white sand, with pruned satsuki azaleas representing waves; Mt. Atago stands in the distance, providing a stunning backdrop."
Okayama Pref. Takahashishi Raikyujichou 18 (Takahashi / NiimiArea)
Review of Raikyuji TempleTripAdvisor Traveler Rating
- Okayama Pref. Takahashishi Raikyujichou 18 [map]
- open everyday
- [Admission fee to worship]
[Junior and senior high school students] 200yen
- Parking Lot
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
Nearby Tourist Attractions
Overshadowed by Hiroshima to the west and the Kansai region to the east, Okayama is an easy spot to miss but a nature-rich gem where the Seto Inland Sea laps at its toes and peach and grape farms complete its interior. One of Japan's Three Great Gardens, Koraku-en in Okayama city is well worth a visit before progressing to Kurashiki, where preserved wooden Edo buildings line the picturesque canal.