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Temple Spots in Kan-onji Area

  • Jinnein Kannon-ji Temple
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    Kagawa Pref. Kanonjishi Yahatachou 1-chome 2-7
    This rare holy site features two temples that share a single temple gate. It is located halfway up Mt. Kotohiki in Kotohiki Park, Kannonji City, Kagawa Prefecture. Jinnein Temple is the 68th temple on the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage, and Kannonji Temple is the 69th. It was established by Nissho as an adjunct to Kotohiki Hachimangu, and afterward Kukai built a complete seven-structured temple compound and made Sacred Avalokitesvara the principal image, renaming the temple to Kannonji. In the first year of the Meiji period, the split between Buddhism and Shintoism led Kotohiki Hachimangu to be split into Kotohiki Shrine and Jinnein. Jinnein was relocated to the Saikondo hall of Kannon-ji Temple, situating both on the same grounds. The garden on the slope of the mountain is known as a famous rhododendron spot. There’s also a treasure room that contains many of Jinnein’s precious items and other sights worth seeing.

    Here you will get two temples for the time of visiting one. One temple, Kannonji is really beautiful and gorgeous. The other temple, Jinnein, is an attempt to modernize a temple but sadly did not do...

  • Hagiwaraji Temple
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    4.0
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    Kagawa Pref. Kanonjishi Onoharachouhagihara 2742
    This Buddhist temple is the 28th temple on the Shikoku 36 Fudo Temple Pilgrimage, the 16th temple on the Shikoku 20 Bekkaku Temple Pilgrimage, and is the Benzaiten temple on the Shikoku Sanshu Seven Lucky God Temple Pilgrimage. The temple is famous for its Bush Clover Festival held from the second Saturday in September until the last day of the month. During the festival, bush clover plants bloom in profusion, and the grounds bustle with stalls and a flea market. Many of the temple's buildings have been designated Tangible Cultural Properties, include the main temple building.

    四国別格二十霊場の第十六番札所でもありますが、地域に密着した出店なども多く、いつも、休日などは、にぎわっています。また、この地でも、立派な萩がたくさん咲くことでも有名でありますので、萩寺としましても地域の人に親しまれています。

  • Ichiyaan
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    Kagawa Kanonji Yahatacho 2
    This hermitage is said to be the oldest extant site associated with haiku poetry in Japan. The hermitage is said to have been built when Yamazaki Sokan, forefather of haiku poetry, when he lived on the grounds of the Koshoji Temple. Since it was erected in 1528, the hermitage has been restored around four times and still looks virtually the same as when it was first built. A portion of the roof is thatched with reeds from Lake Biwa where Sokan was born. The hermitage’s name literally translates to the “One Night Hermitage” and is derived from Sokan’s preference that guests stay no longer than one night as indicated in one of his poems: “Best are those that never stay / next are those that stay the day / last are those that stay until night / those that stay the night are the lowest of all.”
  • Sanukitoyohamachosasai
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    Kagawa Pref. Kanonjishi Toyohamachouhimehama
  • Koshoji Temple
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    Kagawa Kanonji Yahatacho 2-chome 7-2
  • Kokuyuji Temple
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    Kagawa Kanonji Toyohamacho Wada
  • Jiunjiseishokoji
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    Kagawa Pref. Kanonjishi Onoharachouonohara 1883
  • Jogyoji Temple
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    Kagawa Kanonji Yahatacho 2-chome 3-1
  • Sennenji Temple
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    Kagawa Kanonji Kanonji Cho Ko 3399
  • Onoharahachiman Shrine Akimatsuri
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    Kagawa Pref. Kan-onji City Onoharacho-onohara1913
  • Isshinji Temple
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    Kagawa Kanonji Saiwaicho 3-12
  • Enmeiji Temple
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    Kagawa Kanonji Kunitacho Hei 1076
  • Kyozenji Temple
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    Kagawa Kanonji Shindencho 1275-1
  • Komyoji Temple
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    Kagawa Kanonji Sakamotocho 7-6-25
  • Kongoji Temple
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    Kagawa Kanonji Kunitacho Hei Kitaoka 1554
  • Gokurakuji Temple
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    Kagawa Kanonji Awaicho 280
  • Sairenji Temple
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    Kagawa Kanonji Nagareokacho 538
  • Shourakuji Temple
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    Kagawa Kanonji Kunitacho Otsu 2160-2
  • Sakari Fuku Ji
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    Kagawa Kanonji Kanonji Cho Ko 3206
  • Senzoin Temple
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    Kagawa Kanonji Ibukicho 855

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Japan’s smallest prefecture, Kagawa, may take up just a small corner of Shikoku, but it has grown increasingly popular with the recognition of Naoshima, its "art island" in the Seto Inland Sea between Shikoku and Honshu. Just a stone’s throw from the islands, mainland Kagawa’s prefectural capital, Takamatsu, holds history in its castle ruins and its pride and joy, Ritsurin Garden, is known as one of the country’s best gardens.

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