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Temple No. 84, Yashimaji Temple第84番札所 屋島寺

Temple

The Yashima-ji Temple is an Omuro-sect Shingon Buddhist temple in Takamatsu City. It is the 84th temple visited on the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage, and is said to have been founded by the monk Ganjin in 754. The Yashima-ji Temple has several Important Cultural Properties, including the Hon-do hall and the temple bell, as well as a wooden statue of a seated Senju Kannon (Goddess of Mercy) which is the main object of veneration in the temple and which can be viewed in the Homotsu-kan (Treasure Hall). Other artifacts on display in the Homotsu-kan include an illustrated scroll of the Genpei Josuiki (an extended version of the Heike Monogotari, or “Tale of the Heike”), a white banner of the Genji clan, and a folding screen painting of the Battle of Yashima.

place

Kagawa Pref. Takamatsushi Yashimahigashimachi 1808 (TakamatsuArea)

phone 0878419418
place

Precincts Free

Review of Yashima-ji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/05/02 Interesting
This Temple had shrines spread around the site which was very quiet and peaceful in the early morning. A short walk past some shops and a restaurant took us to the Yashima Plateau with its panoramic...
Reviewed:2019/04/21 Come for the view
The bus that stops at Shikoku Mura continues up the hill to this temple, so its easy to do both in one hit. The beautiful red entrance gate gives a great first impression, but the buildings inside I...
Reviewed:2018/10/30 Gorgeous Temples, Awesome Views, and a mix of New and Ancient
As a long-term foreign resident in Takamatsu, I have often come to this temple to visit. There are a variety of ways to get to the top, and the hiking paths can be a bit challenging. With kids in...

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Address
Kagawa Pref. Takamatsushi Yashimahigashimachi 1808 [ map ]
Area
TakamatsuArea
Phone
0878419418
Hours
Precincts Free
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Not available

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          Japan’s smallest prefecture, Kagawa, may take up just a small corner of Shikoku, but it has grown increasingly popular with the recognition of Naoshima, its "art island" in the Seto Inland Sea between Shikoku and Honshu. Just a stone’s throw from the islands, mainland Kagawa’s prefectural capital, Takamatsu, holds history in its castle ruins and its pride and joy, Ritsurin Garden, is known as one of the country’s best gardens.

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