History and museums
Chikurin-ji (竹林寺) is a Shingon temple in Kōchi, Kōchi Prefecture, Japan. Temple 31 on the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage, the main image is of Monju Bosatsu. The temple is said to have been founded by Gyōki in the early eighth century.
The temple houses a number of important sculptures and its late Edo-period gardens are a Natural Monument.