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Kongofuku-ji Temple (金剛福寺)

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.


Kouchi Pref. Tosashimizushi Ashizurimisaki 214-1 (Ashizuri / ShimantoArea)

phone 0880880038

Review of Kongofukuji Temple

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Reviewed:2019/11/18 A deeply contemplative temple.
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...
Reviewed:2019/05/30 Turtle Temple
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...
Reviewed:2017/09/22 Many buddhas, lots of space
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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Kouchi Pref. Tosashimizushi Ashizurimisaki 214-1 [map]
Ashizuri / ShimantoArea
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          Kochi Areas


          The largest of Shikoku's prefectures, Kochi is endowed with some of the island's most exceptional sand beaches lining the Pacific Ocean, which narrows into the Shimanto-gawa, a huge river that stretches 196 kilometers into the prefecture, passing verdant mountains and hosting countless riverside activities. Whether you're a pilgrim or not, Kochi's 16 Buddhist temples that make up one leg of the Shikoku Pilgrimage are worth a visit, particularly Chikurin-ji for its five-tier pagoda.