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Temple No. 3, Konsenji Temple第3番札所 金泉寺

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The renowned monk Gyoki is said to have carved the main Buddha statue at this temple during the Tempyo era (729–749) on the orders of the Shomu Emperor, after which the temple was known as Konkomyoji. The name of the temple was changed to Konsen-ji (“Golden Spring Temple”) after Kobo Daishi visited the temple during the Konin era (810–824); during his visit, to relieve a drought that was affecting the area, Kobo Daishi dug a well, from which gushed forth a spring of golden-colored sacred water. Following a program of temple rebuilding initiated by the Kameyama Emperor (who had become a devout Buddhist), the formal name of the temple was changed to Kiko-zan (reflecting the Emperor’s name). In 1582, most of the temple buildings (excluding the Daishi-do hall) were burnt down by soldiers under the command of the warlord Motochika Chosokabe; the building that visitors see today date from after this destruction. The Konsen-ji is the third temple visited on the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. The temple is located around one kilometer from Itano Station on the JR Kotoku Line.

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Tokushima Pref. Itanogunitanochou Otera Kameyamashita 66

phone 0886721087
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Precincts Free
[NAU] 7:00-17:00

Review of Konsen-ji Temple

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Reviewed:2018/11/23 今年の紅葉の見頃は???
もみじがいい感じに植えられているので期待して出かけましたが、暖かい日が続いていたためか色づきがまだまだのようでした。
Reviewed:2018/08/03 第三番。金泉寺
四國遍路八十八番札所第三番
距離第二番大概3公里
宗派:高野山真言宗
本尊:釈迦如来(伝行基作)
開基:行基菩薩
創建:天平年間(729〜749)
真言:のうまく さんまんだ ぼだなん ばく
Reviewed:2018/06/19 四国霊場八十八カ所 3番札所
もともとは、聖武天皇に建立されたお寺で、名前も金光明寺と呼ばれていたそうですが、弘法大師が、この地を修行で寄られたとき、ちょうど、水不足で悩んでいた地元の住民のために、弘法大師が、井戸を掘り民衆を助け、その素晴らしさのために、今の名前金泉寺に改名したとの事です。今もその霊験あらたかな井戸は、存在し黄金の井戸と呼ばれています。その井戸には、ちょっとしたいわくがあり、のぞいてみるのもよろしいかと思いま...

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Tokushima Pref. Itanogunitanochou Otera Kameyamashita 66 [map]

Phone

0886721087

Hours
Precincts Free
[NAU] 7:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Precincts freedom
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