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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)

phone 0866223516


Review of Raikyuji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/11/16 the garden
The temple is modest, the garden is gorgeous :400 years old and still respecting the creators design
Reviewed:2018/11/09 Immaculate gardens
The garden here expresses a serenity and quiet that you would associate with a temple. There is a fee for admittance. We spent under an hour here looking through the main building, all tatami mats...
Reviewed:2017/10/14 Admire the Japanes garden of Raikyuuji, Master landscape artist Enshuu Koboris earliest works.
Raikyuuji is a Zen temple of the Rinzai Sect, founded in the early 14th century by order of Takauji Ashikaga, the founder of the Ashikaga (Muromachi) Bakufu (military government) that was overturned...

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Okayama Pref. Takahashishi Raikyujichou 18 [map]
Takahashi / NiimiArea
open everyday
[Admission fee to worship]
[Adult] 400yen
[Junior and senior high school students] 200yen
Parking Lot

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN


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          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.