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Gokurakuji Temple極楽寺

Temple

The Gokurakuji Temple is a Koya-san Shingon Buddhist temple located in the Oasa-cho Hinoki district of Naruto City; legend has it that the Gokurakuji Temple was founded by the bodhisattva Gyoki during the Konin era (810–824). The temple’s formal name is Nissho-san Muryoju-in. The Gokurakuji Temple is the second temple visited on the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. Famous sights inside the Temple complex include a beautiful Japanese garden built to evoke the Pure Land (Buddhist heaven), a Buddha statue praying to which is believed to ensure safe and trouble-free childbirth, and the Cedar of Longevity, which is said to have been planted by Kobo Daishi.

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place Tokushima Pref. Narutoshi Oasachouhinoki Dan'no on 12
phone 0886891112

Review of Gokurakuji Temple

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Reviewed:2018/11/13 Temple 2 on the 88 temple pilgrimage
The Daishido and Hondo can be reached via stone stairs. Do not miss the centuries old camphor tree and the small "wishing" jizo placed outside the Hondo. Lovely temple set up right at the foothills...
Reviewed:2018/11/26 入り口の門がカラフルな第二番札所
入り口の門が今までに見たことのないようなカラフルなものでありました。極楽浄土の鮮やかな色彩をした門かな?と思われた。境内には長命杉と命名された大木がありました。当札所は第一番札所の霊山寺のすぐ近くにあります。
Reviewed:2018/11/07 安産を祈願
四国霊場八十八か所の第2番札所で、安産祈願のお寺として有名です。娘のために安産を祈願して、安産御守を購入しました。弘法大使が植えたとされる大きな長命杉が印象的でした。

Details

Address

Tokushima Pref. Narutoshi Oasachouhinoki Dan'no on 12 [map]

Phone

0886891112

Hours
Precincts Free
[Paying Store] 7:00-17:00
Closed
Grounds free
Parking Lot
Available 30spaces
Credit Card
Not available

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Access

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    There is no Parking nearby.
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The southeastern corner of Shikoku is home to Tokushima prefecture, a region celebrated for its luscious nature and the nation's favorite Awa Odori, an energetic dance to which an annual summer festival has been dedicated. Keeping the upbeat tempo, whirlpools excite the Naruto sea off Tokushima, while inland, dramatic cliffs line the Iya Valley, promising unrivaled views of vast and vibrant scenery.