Temple Spots in Imabari / Shimanami Kaido Area

  • Bekku-san Nankobo
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    4.0
    47 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Bekkuchou 3-1
    Located around seven minutes’ walk from Imabari Station, Bekku-san Nankobo is the 55th temple of the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. The Temple’s full name is Komyo-ji Kongo-in Nankobo; it is the only temple on the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage route that has the character “bo” (meaning a priest’s or monk’s residence) as part of its name. The Temple was established as a Buddhist temple associated with the Oyamazumi Shinto Shrine, at which worshippers pray for the safety of people traveling by sea. The tranquil atmosphere of the Temple precincts makes it popular with both tourists and locals as a place to come and relax. The Kotohira-gu Hall and the Daishi Hall with its pyramidal roof, both of which escaped damage during bombing raids in the Second World War, are particularly worth seeing. The Temple also has calligraphic works and a bamboo hat that belonged to Kawamura Kizan (the first calligrapher to receive the Japan Art Academy Award) which were given to the Temple as offerings.

    1300年の歴史を誇る古寺中の古寺。四国霊場第55番札所の名刹です。ここの仁王門は実に素晴らしい、壮大でかつ威厳が感じられる。四国霊場の中でも「坊」と云う名称を有するのは唯一、ここだけ。ここは瀬戸内海に浮かぶ大三島の大山祇神社の別宮として創建されたものらしい。従って、寺院としての山号も「別宮山」とある。真言宗醍醐派寺院で本尊は大通智勝如来と云う珍しい名称の仏像。仁王門に安置されている多聞天同様、素...

  • Kinrinzan Taizanji Temple
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    3.5
    30 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Koizumi 1-9-18
    This temple is 56th temple of the 88 sacred places on the Shikoku Pilgrimage. A long time ago the Soja River took the lives of many people when it flooded during the rainy season each year. It is said that Kobo Daishi visited and made an embankment. When he conducted training for esoteric Buddhist rites, the Enmei Jizo Bodhisattva appeared to him and told him that there had been no prayers for flood control. He made a statue of the bodhisattva and made it the principal object of worship, creating a sacred place. There is a stone tower in the grounds with a wheel called the Jizo Wheel; it is said that if you turn the wheel, your bond to the endless circle of transmigration in the six posthumous worlds will be severed.

    梅雨時になると氾濫する蒼社川が近くを流れているが、空海が巡錫の時にも大氾濫したため空海が持てる土木技術を駆使して治水工事をして治めたと云われている。この川は元は近隣の総社の名から「総社川」とも云われたらしいが、余りにも人命まで奪うことから「人取川」とも揶揄されたとのこと。四国の蛮勇による兵火の災難を経て規模は縮小されて、現在の山麓に移されたとのことです。ここは真言宗醍醐派寺院で本尊は弘法大師・空海...

  • Kokubunji Temple
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    3.5
    26 Reviews
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    Ehime Imabari-shi Kokubu 4-1-33
    "This Buddhist temple situated at the foot of Mt. Karako is the 59th temple of the 88 sacred places on the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Built on the order of Emperor Shomu in 741, according to legend the great monk Kobo Daishi later stayed here for an extended period of time and made the temple's statues depicting the Five Great Wisdom Kings. The current main temple is located about 100 meters away from where the original stood when the temple was founded and was built in 1789. Each year from early to mid-April, the temple's Camellia reticulata ""Mouchang"" (also known as one of the 10 famous camellias in Iyo), designated a Natural Monument by the city, come into bloom."

    全国に多数あった国分寺の一つです。聖武天皇が全国に指示して造らせた寺院です。行基作とされている薬師如来が本尊です。時代的に全国の国分寺は殆どが1280年超の古寺と云うことになる。全国どこにでもあったことから、住所表示が正確に出来てないとどこの国分寺か解らなくなるほどあちこちにある。ここは住所以外にも「金光山」と云う山号を有しているので金光山(院号=最勝院)国分寺と云えばここにしかない国分寺と区別出...

  • Sareizan Senkoin Senyuji Temple
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    4.0
    5 Reviews
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    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Tamagawachoubessho A 483
    Sareizan Senkoji Senyuji located near the peak of Sareizan in Tamagawa Town, Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture is a temple of the Koyasan Shingon sect, and the 58th temple of the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. With a good view from the precinct, the center of Imabari City spreads out beneath your eyes. It was built at the behest of Tenchi Emperor (668 to 671). The principal image of the Thousand-armed Kannon Bosatsu is said to have been carved by a daughter of the Sea-dragon King. There is also a legend that Abo sennin, a monk who maintained the Shichidogaran (seven important buildings in a temple) for over 40 years, suddenly disappeared. In the precinct, there are okajimizu where Kobo daishi treated several diseases and a gorinto to pray for the soul of Yurenshonin, a prelate in the Meiji period (1868-1912). A lodge in the precinct which has a natural hot spring is also available for tourists to stay.

    四国八十八ヶ所の58番の仙遊寺さんには宿坊があります。夕飯はかなり手間をかけた玄米菜食でとても美味しく、体が喜ぶ感じです。ここに泊まるのはお遍路さんが多く、夕飯のときにはいろいろ情報交換もできて、楽しいです。私もお遍路の時によりました。朝ごはんは1月7日だったので、七草粥がでましたが、お代わりは玄米のお粥もいただけました。朝ごはんの前にはお勤めもあり、ご住職さんのお話も聞けて気持ちが引き締まるのは...

  • Mount Futo-zan Eifuku-ji Temple
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    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Tamagawachouyawata Instep 200
    This is a Koyasan Shingon Sect Temple in Tamagawa Town, Imabari City, Ehime Prefecture and is the 57th temple of the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. It is said to have been built between the years 810-824 by Kobo Daishi to prevent maritime accidents. It was a joint Shinto and Buddhist temple until the Prohibition Order of Buddhism in the Meiji period, and is now still settled on the summit of Mt. Futo as Iyo-no-Iwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine. There is a Jizo statue to make your wishes come true and a wooden cart that a dog once pulled for a boy with a bad leg to worship at the temple.
  • Henjoin Temple
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    3.0
    3 Reviews
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    Ehime Imabari-shi Kikumacho Hama 89

    松山市から今治市に抜ける海岸線沿いに建つお寺で、瓦で有名な菊間町にあります。 小さなお寺ですが 節分時期には厄除けでの参拝者で溢れます。 順番にある程度の人数がお堂に入り、お坊さん達の読経で厄除けをしてもらえます。

  • Zenkoji Temple
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    Ehime Imabari-shi Hakatacho Kinoura Ko 3645
  • Hojuji Temple
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    Ehime Imabari-shi Nakadera 45-2
  • Senyuji Temple
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    Ehime Imabari-shi
  • koyasanshingonshu iozen mituzotera
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    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Asakurakami Instep 918
  • Imabari Chihoharusai
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    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Torichou 3-chome 1-3
  • Uoshima Akimaturi
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    Ehime Pref. Ochigunkamijimachou Uoshima Most arable land
  • Otomobanohashirikomi
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    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Kikumachouhama 1989
  • Yumikitoshinji
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    Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Sekizenokamura 984
  • Korinji Temple
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    Ehime Imabari-shi Tamagawacho Hatadera Ko 530
  • Koryuji Temple
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    Ehime Imabari-shi Yoshiumicho Myo
  • Shounji Temple Kannondo
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    Ehime Ochi-gun Kamijimacho Iwagi 3019
  • Jokoji Temple Kannondo
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    Ehime Ochi-gun Kamijimacho Yuge Habu
  • Ioji Temple
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    Ehime Imabari-shi Tamagawacho Nakamurako 314
  • Enkyuji Temple
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    Ehime Imabari-shi

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Stretched across the northwest corner of Shikoku island, Ehime is a nature-rich prefecture boasting beautiful coastlines and a rural center where mountains play host to 26 of the Buddhist temples that make up the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Matsuyama is home to an original post-feudal castle as well as Dogo Onsen, one of the country’s oldest natural hot springs. The northern city of Imabari marks the entrance to the Shimano Kaido, a road that crosses six spectacular bridges and several islands, forming a route between Shikoku and mainland Honshu.

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