Shuon-an "Ikkyuji temple"
This is the temple where Zen master Ikkyu spent his last years. The temple was originally built by a high priest, Daiou-Kokushi, and was rebuilt by Zen master Ikkyu. Kokyu-an, located to the south of the precinct, was where Zen masters lived and worked, and was visited by leading cultural figures of the time, such as Murata Juko, the founder of Chanoyu (Japanese tea ceremony), and Konparu Zenchiku (a famous Noh actor of the Muromachi era), who were responsible for the foundation of modern Japanese culture. The grounds of the temple are famous for their maple trees, fresh greenery in spring and colorful foliage in the autumn. The Hojo garden is a dry landscape garden created in the 17th century.
[Fee] 500 yen (Elementary school students and below: 250 yen)
[Access] Approx. 5 min. by car from Shin-Tanabe Station on the Kintetsu Line or Kyotanabe Station on the JR Line
[Credit Card Payment] Not accepted
[Foreign Language Support] Yes
- Postal Code
- 102 Takigi Satonouchi, Kyotanabe, Kyoto Prefecture
- 9:00-17:00 (treasure house open 9:30-16:30)
- Open year-round
- 1 Dec 2020