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Temple No. 8, Kumadaniji Temple第8番札所 熊谷寺

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The Kumadani-ji Temple is a Koya-san Shingon Buddhist temple located in Awa City. Its formal name is Fumyo-zan Shinko-in; it is the eighth temple visited on the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. It is said that when the monk Kobo Daishi was meditating near here in 815, Kumano Gongen appeared to him and presented him with a gold statue of Kannon (the Goddess of Mercy) about 5 cm in height. Praying three times after each stroke of the wood-carving knife, Kobo Daishi carved a life-size statue of Senju Kannon in sacred wood, and placed the gold statue that he had received inside it, before building a temple to house the statue. These statues thus became the main object of veneration at the Kumadani-ji Temple. Unfortunately, the statues were destroyed in a fire that burnt down the Hon-do (main hall) of the temple in 1927; the statue that the visitor sees today was installed in 1971.

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Tokushima Pref. Awashi Donarichoudonari Maeda 185

phone 0886952065
place

[Paying post, Main hall] 7:00-17:00

Review of Kumadaniji Temple

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Reviewed:2018/06/19 四国霊場八十八カ所 8番札所
こちらの見どころは、まず、はじめにくぐります山門で、木造作りの山門では四国霊場最大です。県指定の重要文化財にもなっています。また、中門の手前にあります多宝塔も色彩豊かな造りで、四国地方最大級の大きさでもあり、見ごたえ十分です。
Reviewed:2018/05/13 四国八十八箇所霊場 第八番札所
一桁台の札所の中では、ハイライトの一つといってもいい見どころたくさんのお寺さんです。田園の中に建つ立派な仁王門、境内の多宝塔など威風堂々たる姿を拝めます。共に八十八ヵ所の中では最大の仁王門と多宝塔とのことです。お参りの後の見学の時間もじっくりとりたいところです。
Reviewed:2018/03/23 四国八十八か所霊場の8番札所の熊谷寺は立派な仁王門のお寺です
四国八十八か所霊場の八番札所の熊谷寺は、7番の十楽次からキロほど離れたところにありました。
雪の中の参拝でしたが県の文化財にも指定されている今から330年前の貞亨年間に建てられた立派な仁王門があって両脇に桜の並木が続いていたので春の桜の季節にもう一度来てみたいと思いました。
この仁王門から本堂までは講堂で分断されていてかなり離れていました。
本堂は新しいものですが大師堂や多宝塔はかなり古いもので...

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Address

Tokushima Pref. Awashi Donarichoudonari Maeda 185 [map]

Phone

0886952065

Hours
[Paying post, Main hall] 7:00-17:00
Closed
Grounds free
Fees
Precincts freedom
Parking Lot
Available 30spaces
※ Parking lot Shino Friday system
Credit Card
Not available

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