Tourist attraction

Ankoku-ji (Ankoku Temple)

Temples and shrines

Ankoku-ji (Ankoku Temple) is a temple belonging to the Myoushin-ji (Myoushin Temple) School of the Rinzai Sect, and is located in Samukawa-cho, Shuri, Naha City, Okinawa.

Basic information

903-0826 1-2 Samukawa-cho Shuri Naha Okinawa
Business hours
9:00 - 18:00
Close day
Open all year.
Varies, depending on the content.
Parking is available.
Access information
A 4-minute walk from the Shurijo-mae bus stop.

Additional Information

Academic information
The sango (honorific mountain name prefixed to a temple's name) of Ankoku-ji (Ankoku Temple) is Taiheizan; and as a Zen temple, it was built by King Sho Taikyu (reigning from 1454 to 1460) in the Keitai Era (1450-1457). The founder is Chizan Shuyou (his years of birth and death are unknown). Ankoku Temple was originally built in Kubagawa-cho, Shuri, Naha City, but later moved to the current location in the 13th year of the Kochi Era (1674). It was destroyed, and the monk was killed during the Battle of Okinawa, but the reconstruction took place after the war and Ankoku Temple has continued on to present day.