Ikoji Temple

Basic data

Facility summary and accessibility conditions

It was built in 1363.
The garden seen from the temple was built by monk Sesshū, also a world-renowned painter.
It has been designated as a national historic site.
The temple’s entrance has stairs, but there’s a ramp to the main temple for wheelchair users.
The inside of the temple is barrier-free.
The tatami are covered with rugs, so it’s possible to go up to the beautiful garden.
It has an impressive heart-healing view throughout the year.

Address 4-29 Someba-chō, Masuda, Shimane
Telephone 0856-22-1668
Fax 0856-22-1668
URL http://www.kankou-shimane.com/ja/spot/detail/4265
Reception hours 8:30 - 17:30 (December - February: 17:00)
Regular holidays

Open throughout the year

Transportation, closest station, bus stop

From JR Sanin Main Line Masuda Station, 3.3 km(2mi).
Iwami Kōtsū bus (Yokota Line to Masuda) around 10 minutes.
Get off at Masuda Ikōji.

Bumps at the entrance

There’s a ramp to the main temple.

Entrance width
Accessible bathroom Yes
Bathroom entrance width
Accessible parking space

Not available.
Possible to get up to the entrance by car.

Wheelchair loaning


Multilingual information Not available
Display items with multilingual explanation Not available
Multilingual pamphlets Not available
Staff fluent in foreign languages

Not available

Wifi connection No
Audio (English) guidance


Accesible data

Photo Comment
View of the outside. View of the Ikōji temple.
The open place in front of the temple is a parking space.
Path from the parking space to the main temple From the parking space to the main temple there is a slope to go up.
Around the entrance Near the entrance (possible to get the car close to the entrance)
Entrance View of the entrance
Ramp to the main temple There’s a ramp to the main temple for wheelchair users.
Because it’s steep, support is necessary.
Inside of the main temple The inside of the temple has tatami.
So you pass on a rug to get in.
Picture of the rug in the main temple View of the rug.
You can go directly to Sesshū’s garden.
Exit to the veranda There’s a ramp at the exit
Garden Sesshū’s garden behind the main temple
Bathroom Multipurpose bathroom in front of the entrance
Bus stop View of the Ikōji Mae bus stop