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Tomei-zan, Dogaku-ji Temple東明山 童学寺

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The Dogaku-ji Temple is a Zentsu-ji sect Shingon Buddhist temple in Ishii Town. The temple’s formal name is “Tomei-zan.” It is ranked second out of the 20 Fudasho Bangai (temples not included in the official list of the temples making up the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage), and is the 11th temple visited of the 36 temples in the Shikoku Fudo Pilgrimage. The name “Dogaku-ji” (“Child’s Learning Temple”) relates to the fact that the monk Kobo Daishi studied calligraphy and other academic disciplines as child; praying at the temple was believed to bring academic success. Within the temple grounds there is a sacred spring which is reputed to have sprung forth from the ground when Kobo Daishi prayed for water to wash his ink-slab with; inside the head priest’s quarters there is a shoin-style garden (designed to be viewed from the shoin, or study) which is believed to have been created in the Muromachi period. The Dogaku-ji Temple is around 30 minutes’ walk from Ishii Station on the JR Tokushima Line.

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Tokushima Pref. Myouzaigunishichou Ishi Jounouchi 605

phone 0886740138
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Precincts Free

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Address

Tokushima Pref. Myouzaigunishichou Ishi Jounouchi 605 [map]

Phone

0886740138

Hours
Precincts Free
Closed
Grounds free
Parking Lot
Available 15spaces
Credit Card
Not available

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