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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

phone 0880880038

Review of Kongofukuji Temple

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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...
Reviewed:2016/11/20 A lovely temple - very serene
We are walking pilgrims on Shikoku Island. Temple 38 (Kongofukiji) is an important mile stone. It is a long walk from the prevoius Temple. We took a bus from Nakamura Station -they are not so...
Reviewed:2014/06/25 Yeah, I remember this place . . .
. . . a somewhat offbeat temple with a variety of attractions on the grounds. Across the temple is a walking promenade along the coastline of the cape, where you pass thru several areas of jungle...

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Kouchi Pref. Tosashimizushi Ashizurimisaki 214-1 [map]



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