Ryozen-ji Temple (Starting point for the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage)

Temple
Ryozen-ji Temple is a Koya-san Shingon Buddhist temple that, according to legend, was founded by the monk Gyoki during the Tempyo era (729–749) on the orders of the Shomu Emperor. The Temple’s formal name is Zikuwazan Ichijoin Ryozenji. Selected for inclusion in the “88 Best Places to Visit in Tokushima,” the Ryozen-ji Temple is also the starting-point for the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage, and is affectionately known as Ichi-ban-san (“Number One”). The Temple is visited by white-robed pilgrims throughout the year, and it is possible to purchase Nokyo-cho (stamp-books for collecting the stamps that confirm that a pilgrim has made a donation to a given temple) and pilgrims’ clothing, staffs and bamboo hats etc. Must-see sights at the Temple include a two-storied pagoda housing the Gochi Nyorai Statues (five statues representing different aspects of the wisdom of the Buddha) and the Meiji Garden located on the north side of the Daishi-do hall.

Spot details

Address
Tokushima Pref. Narutoshi Oasachoubandou Tsukahana 126
Phone
0886891111
Hours
7:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee]Free
Parking Lot
Available(100spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Can be enjoyed even on a rainy day
Yes
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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  • calm and relax
    5.0 Reviewed:2019.09.19
    only few people there. since it was so hot day, very calm and I had a relaxed time in there. temple is always as it should be.
  • A little disappointed
    3.0 Reviewed:2018.12.21
    It is not v far from Tokushima but you need to walk 10-15 mins after alighting from Bando station. Though the temple is quite nice in terms of architecture, we were a little disappointed as the place...
  • The start of the 88 Temple Pilgrimage
    5.0 Reviewed:2018.11.13
    Ryozenji is temple 1 and where most henro start off. The grounds are a bit cluttered but charming nonetheless. You can practice your set of rituals here -- bell ringing, candle and incense...

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