Godaisan Konjikiin Chikurinji

Temple 31

【Pilgrim’s Song】
Hail the mother of Buddha of Monju
If I am a child, I want milk

Mount Godai

In China, a sacred mountain is located in Shanxi Province at an altitude of 3000m.
It prospered as the center of Buddhist faith as a sacred place for Monju Bodhisattva. Mount Godai in Kochi is 145m above sea level and the entire mountain is Kochi Prefectural City Park. * Image 1

Five-storied pagoda

Built in 1980. 31.2m in height, made of cypress, the style in the early Kamakura period. The only five-storied pagoda in the prefecture. * Image 2

The history and origin of Chikurinji

In addition to being the stage of “Yosakoi Bushi”, which was famous a famous story of seeing a monk buying an ornate hairpin in Kochi, Tosa, it is also known as an academic temple that became the “Nankai First Dojo” where school monks and famous monks gather. From Kamakura, a famous monk of the Rinzai sect of the North and South Korea era, Kokushi Yumemado (1275-1351) built the “Kyuukou hermitage” at the foot of the mountain and trained there for more than two years. Next to the gate, there is a memorial hall of Dr. Tomita Makino (1862-1957), a global botanist born in Kochi and the prefectural Makino Botanical Garden. It is one of the most famous places of the Tosa region.

Since Kazuyo Yamauchi became the first lord of Tosa in the first year of Keichō era (1601), the lords of the successive lords have relied heavily, and temple flourished has flourished as a prayer place. The main hall called “Monju” was built in the early Edo period and is an important cultural asset of the country. In addition, the treasure hall on the left side of Yamamon contains 17 Buddha statues, all nationally designated important cultural properties from the Fujiwara period to the Kamakura period.
You can see the city of Kochi below and you can see the beautiful Urato Bay in the shape of a bowl.

The highlights of Chikurinji

Godaiyama, five-storied pagoda and garden

Annual events at Chikurinji

Good luck
Date: January 1-3
Nioh-son prayer meeting
Date: January 16 and lunar January 16
First Bunshukai ceremony
Date: January 25
Date: February 3
Needle memorial festival
Date: February 8
Date: February 15
Spring cluster
Date: Sunset on the equinoctial week (changed)
Flower Festival
Date: April 8 of the lunar calendar
Summer Wenshukai ceremony
Date: June 24
Bon festival
Date: From early July to the end of August
Ikkyu training
Date: Late July to August (4 times)
Autumn cluster
Date:Sunset on the equinoctial week (changed)
Godaisan Kangetsu times
Date: Mid-Autumn
Takerinji Autumn Festival
Date: Saturday and Sunday in late November
Date: December 8
Nightlight bell
Date: December 31

Temple 31 Fudasho: Godaisan Konjikiin Chikurinji

Shingon Sochiyama School
Monju Bodhisattva
First year of the Jinki era (724)
On arahashya nō


3577 Godaisan, Kochi, Kochi 781-8125
100 normal cars, 10 microbuses, 5 large cars (free)
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From the Kochi Interchange, head toward the Kochi North Loop Line toward Kochi City, turn left on National Route 32, turn right at the Takasu Shinmachi 4-chome intersection, and head toward Godaiyama. Follow the signs to the mountain path and you will see it on your left.
⇒ Google map