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Kongofuku-ji Temple金剛福寺

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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.

place

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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Address

Kouchi Pref. Tosashimizushi Ashizurimisaki 214-1 [map]

Phone

0880880038

Parking Lot
Available (30 spaces, bus 4 spaces)
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Access

          There is no Station nearby. There is no Bus Stop nearby. There is no Parking nearby. There is no IC nearby.

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          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.

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