"Shuuonan has been nicknamed Ikkyuu Temple.Ikkyuu, a monk who lived the last years of his life here. Famous for his wit, he died here at the age of 88 in 1481. This temple was first built as a Zen dojo in 1288. It burnt down in the Genkou era war (1331-1334), and was rebuilt in 1446. The tranquil temple has beautiful stone gardens and overlooks verdant green hills. The monk's chambers (houjou), kitchen (kuri), Chinese-style gate (karamon), toilet (tousu), belfry (shourou), and bathroom (yokushitsu) were originally constructed in the mid 15th century."