This monument is said to have been built in the memory of Mr. Uraku Oda, brother to the feudal lord Nobunaga Oda.
Han'nya-Ji Style Stone Lantern
Han’nya-Ji is said to have been built during the late Kamakura period and many replicas of the stone lantern were made during the Edo Era. Dr. Shotaro Kawakatsu, an authority on stone art, has confirmed the authenticity of this lantern.
One of the iconic sites among the many historic relics in the Garden is the Three-Storied Pagoda, currently called Entsukaku. On March 18, 2003, Entsukaku was registered as a “tangible cultural property” of Japan. It is said to have been constructed at Chikurinji Temple in Hiroshima Prefecture by Ono no Takamura, an early Heian period scholar and poet (802 - 852), and renovated by Taira no Kiyomori, a military leader of the late Heian period (1118 - 1181). However, exactly when it was built is unknown; it is estimated to have been constructed either in the Heian period (794-1192) or in the Muromachi Period (1336-1573). The Pagoda, originally located in Chikurinji Temple, was relocated to Chinzan-so Garden in 1925 by Baron Heitaro Fujita (the second owner of the company, which is now known as Fujita Kanko), and is one of the three oldest pagodas still remaining in Tokyo. Wishing to pass this piece of history on from generation to generation, Fujita Kanko Inc. carried out major restoration and seismic reinforcement work on the Pagoda from 2010 to 2011, during which time the wooden statue of bodhisattva was respectfully enshrined. With a calm gaze, Entsukaku, the symbol of Chinzan-so, will continue to welcome our guests to the garden for years to come.
Formerly a villa of Kouryo Ryokan, Mucha-An was moved to Chinzan-so in 1954. It is believed to have been built in the Muromachi Era (1336-1573).
A cottage owned by Mr. Keita Gotoh, the founder of Tokyu Railways Group, Mokushun-Do was moved to Chinzan-so in 1953.
Formerly built in front of Kyoto’s Nijyo-Castle, Gokei-An was the residence of the Mitsui Family. It was moved to Chinzan-so in 1954 and was named after Mr. Keita Gotoh.
Designed by Mr. Yasuzaemon Matsunaga, a utility industry mogul, the Choushou-Tei tea room has an un-traditional style. It was built in 1954.
Omotesenke (one of two traditional styles of tea ceremony) is practiced at this tea house, which was originally built in Mr. Fujita’s cottage in Hakone and brought to Chinzan-so in 1947. On February 17, 2004, it was registered as a tangible cultural asset of Japan
Water full of minerals came from this well.
This Taoist pagoda is said to have been built in Chinzan-so during the Edo Era.
A famous artist, Mr. Jyakuchu Ito, is said to have used the Gohyaku Rakan to build the Ishimine-Temple in Kyoto. About 20 of these are still left today.
Shiratama Inari Shrine
In 1924, Mr. Fujita moved the Main Hall from Kyoto’s Simogamo Jinja (a world cultural heritage site) and installed the Shiratama God as the guardian of this Shrine.
In memory of when Mr. Yamagata changed the name to Chinzan-so in 1878.