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Yakuo-ji Temple薬王寺

Temple

The Yakuo-ji Temple is a Koya-san Shingon Buddhist temple located in Okugawauchi, Minami-cho, Tokushima Prefecture. It is the 23rd temple visited on the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage; the temple’s formal name is Iozan Muryoju-in. According to legend, the temple was founded in 726 by the Buddhist monk Gyoki on the orders of the Emperor Shomu. The main object of veneration at the Yakuo-ji Temple is a statue of the Yakushi Nyorai Buddha (Medicine Buddha), and praying at the temple is believed to be very effective at warding off evil. The main hall is reached by two flights of stone steps: the Onna-yaku Zaka (33 steps) and the Otoko-yaku Zaka (42 steps). Further on, the Yugi-to pagoda houses an exhibition room and observation platform; downstairs, pilgrims worship by walking round the Yakushiji Sanzon (a triad of three Buddha statues).

place

Tokushima Pref. Kaifugunminamichou Okugawauchi Teramae 285-1 (AnanArea)

phone 0884770023
place

Admission fee free [Temple office] 7:00-17:00

Review of Yakuoji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2014/08/17 A temple with something different to offer
If you had visited others temple before this one has something new to offer!
Apart from the huge red pilar that can be seen from a long distance, you have in the inside of that pilar an interesting...
Reviewed:2018/08/26 眺め良し
20年ぶりでしたが、良くも悪くも変わっていなくて懐かしい、心地よい時間を過ごせました。
入口の
33段の女厄、41段の男厄
自分の親父にはチト辛かったみたいですね。歩いていけたこと先ず感謝です。
Reviewed:2018/08/03 思いがけず絶景と温泉が
一番上の塔まで上がると、日和佐の町並みを見渡すことができます。
寺から下りてくると、駐車場脇に温泉があり、旅の疲れを癒すことができました。

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Address
Tokushima Pref. Kaifugunminamichou Okugawauchi Teramae 285-1 [ map ]
Area
AnanArea
Phone
0884770023
Hours
Admission fee free [Temple office] 7:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Admission feeFree
[Admission fee to worship of Yugi Tower] Adults100yen, Children50yen
Parking Lot
Available(500spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Available (Available ashtray location)
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
Pet friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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.

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