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Gokurakuji Temple極楽寺


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
Reviewed:2018/11/07 安産を祈願



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



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Tokushima Main Areas


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.