Temple No. 84, Yashimaji 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.

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  • Worthwhile day trip from Takamatsu
    4.0 Reviewed : 2020.09.14
    There are many interesting statues throughout the temple grounds. We were particularly taken by the tanuki statues. On the side of the main hall there is a small pathway through red torii beside...
  • We had the best day! - a tough climb up a many wonderful things to see
    5.0 Reviewed : 2020.01.16
    We decided on a day between art islands we would go to see the 84 temple on the route of 88. Quick train ride, then we met a local who directed us to the start of the climb up. I think we took the...
  • Interesting
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.05.02
    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...

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