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Ikkyu - ji Temple (Shuon-an)
Ikkyu is known as the "quick-witted" priest. The Zen priest Ikkyu restored Ikkyu - ji Temple when he was 63 years old. He became the chief priest of Daitoku - ji Temple at the age of 81 - but lived at this temple, traveling back and forth between Ikkyu - ji Temple and Daitoku - ji Temple. Beyond the main gate is the stone-paved approach to the temple. Also at this temple are Hojo Garden, designated as a place of scenic beauty, and the main temple, designated as an Important Cultural Property. The recommended item to take home from this temple is the Ikkyu - ji Temple Natto (fermented soybeans), made by generations of chief priests. Reservations can be made to experience the Shojin-ryori (Buddhist vegetarian cuisine), while viewing the flowers of the four seasons.
- Address :
- 102 Makisatonouchi, Kyotanabe City
- Telephone :
- Open :
- 9:30am - 5:00pm (9:30am - 4:30pm for Treasure House)
- Access :
- Keihan Uji Kotsu bus to "Ikkyuji-do".
- Fee :
- 500 yen