Horin-ji Temple

Temple
The origins of this temple lie in a temple founded by Kobo Daishi after encountering a white snake while on a preaching tour; this “Hakuda-san Horin-ji” was located about 4km north of the present Horin-ji Temple near the Hochi-ga-tani. In 1582 the original temple was burnt down by the armies of the warlord Motochika Chosokabe; the temple was rebuilt on its present site at some point in the Tempo era(1644–1648), and was given the name Horin-ji. The new temple was accidentally burnt down in 1859; the temple buildings that the visitor sees today were built in the Meiji era. The statue of Shaka Nyorai (Gautama Buddha) which is the main object of veneration in the temple depicts Shakyamuni in a reclining posture; the Horin-ji Temple is the only one of the temples on the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage to feature this type of statute. Situated amidst peaceful farmland, the Horin-ji Temple is affectionately known as “Horin-san Amidst the Fields.”

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Address
Tokushima Pref. Awashi Donarichoudonari Tanaka 198-2
Phone
0886952080
Hours
Precincts Free
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Free
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Not available

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  • 四国88箇所・nine(9)
    3.0 Reviewed:2019.09.15
    四国遍路9番札所の<法輪寺>。詳しくは知らないけど...導かれる様に訪れて参拝しました。門構えが素晴らしかったです!
  • 御本尊が涅槃像である九番札所
    4.0 Reviewed:2019.09.04
    四国88箇所のうち涅槃像を祀っているのはここだけだそうだ。健脚祈願のわらじがお守りとして売られている。この寺も長宗我部に攻められた歴史がある。
  • ここも・・極めて無駄尽くしの口コミページが採用されていますねぇ-・・・。
    3.0 Reviewed:2019.02.27
    四国遍路第9番札所の名刹なんですが、何故か、鐘楼門だけが独立して別の口コミページが作られています。余程、当初に施設情報の提供を審査?した担当者が見識不足だったのでしょうね?何で、ここの鐘楼門を、この程度の規模の寺院で「別の口コミページ」を採用する必要があったのか?論理的に説明してもらいたいもんですねぇ・・・何にも知らない担当者が審査とかしているんでしょうね?その癖どうでもいいような形式的なことには...

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