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Mondo Yakujin Tokoji Temple門戸厄神 東光寺

Temple

This Buddhist temple is about 10 minutes by taxi from Hankyu Nishinomiya Kitaguchi Station. One of Japan's three Yakujin temples, it enshrines Yakujin Myoo, who is said to ward off all misfortune. Features besides the front gate which was completely destroyed by the Great Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake and then rebuilt include an inner tower gate and the Yakujindo sub-shrine. Besides Yakujin Myoo, the temple also honors Fudo Myoo, Aizen Myoo, Daikokuten, the principal object of worship Yakushi Ruriko Nyorai, and Kukai, later known as Kobo Daishi, the founder of Shingon sect of Buddhism. The spacious precincts feature an area with sand from each of the stops on Shikoku's 88 Temple Pilgrimage along with representations of their principle objects of worship, giving you a chance to replicate the pilgrimage with ease.

place

Hyougo Pref. Nishinomiyashi Mondonishimachi 2-26 (Takarazuka / Amagasaki / NishinomiyaArea)

phone 0798510268
place

9:00-17:00

Review of Mondo Yakujin

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/10/21 日本三大厄神
嵯峨天皇が629年に空海に命じ
愛染明王と不動明王が一体になった
厄神明王を刻んだ一体。他2体は石清水八幡宮と高野山の天野大社へ。
ただし現存は此処の門戸厄神のみ。
500円でそえごまの祈祷をお願いしました。
非常に静かな霊場です。
Reviewed:2019/08/24 厄払いの神様です
門戸厄神は関西では厄払いで有名ですが、正式には東光寺と言うんだそうです。毎年秋に人形供養をしてくれることでも有名で、境内のガラスケースにはもう沢山の人形が納められていました。境内は狭いです。
Reviewed:2019/08/10 案外眺めも良い
関西では超有名な厄除け参りのスポットです。狭い境内には時期になると、大勢の参拝者で、ごった返します。
が、場所柄小高い山にあるので、東阪神地域を見渡せます。

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Address
Hyougo Pref. Nishinomiyashi Mondonishimachi 2-26 [ map ]
Area
Takarazuka / Amagasaki / NishinomiyaArea
Phone
0798510268
Hours
9:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Grounds Tour Free
Parking Lot
Available(50spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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