Kongofuku-ji Temple

Kongofuku-ji Temple is a Buzan school Shingon Buddhist temple located in Tosa-Shimizu City near the southernmost point in Shikoku. The temple’s formal name is Sada-zan Fudaraku-in; it is the 38th temple visited on the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. It is situated halfway up a hill, looking out over Cape Ashizuri. According to legend, the temple was founded in 822 when the monk Kukai carved a statue of Senju Kannon (Kannon, the Goddess of Mercy, with One Thousand Arms) here on the orders of the Saga Emperor. In the Heian period, the Kongofuku-ji Temple was visited by large numbers of Kannon worshippers; visitors to the temple during this period included emissaries from the consort of the Go-Fukakusa Emperor, and the poet Izumi Shikibu.

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  • A deeply contemplative temple.
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.11.18
    The famous temple 38 on the Shikoku pilgrimage route, revered place of contemplation and blessing. I particularly enjoyed the wild rock garden and the smaller shrines and images of the Buddha sound...
  • Turtle Temple
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.05.30
    This temple is only accessible via car. If youre willing to take the drive to the most inaccessible temple on the Shikoku Pilgrimage you will be rewarded with a serene space. Its not busy. Theres...
  • Many buddhas, lots of space
    5.0 Reviewed : 2017.09.22
    I like this temple of the 88 Pilgrimage Temples of Shikoku very much. It is spacious, has a large pond where on a quiet day the surrounding buildings reflect. Look behind the main temple to see a...

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