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Temple No. 7, Jurakuji Temple第7番札所 十楽寺

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Juraku-ji Temple is a Koya-san Shingon Buddhist temple in Awa City. It’s formal name is Komyo-zan Rengei-in; it is the seventh temple visited on the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. According to tradition, the temple was founded by Kobo Daishi. The name “Juraku-ji” (“Ten Joys Temple”) derives from the idea that, thanks to the mercy of the Amithaba Buddha, people can overcome the “eight sorrows” of birth, age, sickness, death, the pain of meeting people you dislike, the pain of separation, the pain of not getting what one wants, and pain caused by the five skandha (aggregates of mental and physical characteristics), and experience the “Ten Joys” of the Pure Land (paradise). Originally a very large temple, the Juraku-ji Temple was burnt down by the armies of the warlord Motochika Chosokabe in 1582. Only the temple’s main statue was saved, by being carried off by the head priest Shinzen on his back. The temple was rebuilt in 1635; these are the buildings that the visitor sees today.

place

Tokushima Pref. Awashi Donarichoutakao Houkyouden 58

phone 0886952150
place

Precincts Free

Review of Jurakuji Temple

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Reviewed:2018/11/13 Temple 7, a quiet and serene place
This is the 7th temple on the 88 temple pilgrimage and just a 15 minute walk from temple 6. The hondo is very interesting and there is a jizo that is said to cure eye problems. Also a very good...
Reviewed:2018/06/19 四国霊場八十八カ所 7番札所
こちらも6番札所の安楽寺さんと同じような、竜宮城の入り口かと思わせるような朱色と白のコントラスがきれいな鐘楼門が迎え入れてくださいます。かなりエキゾチックで、日本風の一般的な感じではないので、安楽寺さん同様、かなりのインパクトのあります山門になっています。なので、記念撮影も山門前が、人気だとか
Reviewed:2018/05/13 四国八十八箇所霊場 第七番札所
ここもまた入口の朱塗りの門が印象的です。中国的な印象が強い鐘楼門で、門をくぐる前から境内のたくさんの水子地蔵さんが目に入ります。徳島(阿波)にいる間は、かつて長宗我部家の侵攻を受け、消失というエピソードを持つお寺さんが多いですが、こちらもその様です。

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Tokushima Pref. Awashi Donarichoutakao Houkyouden 58 [map]

Phone

0886952150

Hours
Precincts Free
Closed
Grounds free
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Available
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available

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