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Ryukoin Temple (Rinkaizan Fukujyuji Temple)第六番 龍光院

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Temple

This temple, just a five-minute walk from Uwajima Station, is the sixth temple of the Shikoku Bekkaku 20 temples Pilgrimage. This Buddhist temple for praying was built to the north east, unlucky direction, of Uwajima castle at the behest of the first Iyo-Uwajima Lord, Date Hidemune, when he first took command of the castle and domain in the early Edo-period. From the spacious elevated grounds of the temple you can look over Uwajima Castle and Kushima Island. On the mountain behind the temple is western Japan's largest one stone engraving of Kannon warding against disaster and for good fortune. The temple is still popular in modern times as it is said to protect the area from disasters while inviting in good luck.

place

Ehime Pref. Uwajimashi Tenjinmachi 1-1 (Nanyo / UwajimaArea)

phone 0895220527
place

[Nenkei Hours] 7:00-17:00

Review of Ryuko-in Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2019/05/08 Impressive hilltop temple
It is a big walk up the multiple stairs from the street, but once there there is a mix of old and restored. Some beautiful timbers and a huge bell. Well worth the look.
Reviewed:2020/04/17 宇和島の第六番霊場
JR宇和島駅から歩いて行ける龍光院は四国八十八カ所の第六番霊場。
伊達秀宗公が宇和島城の鬼門の地に建立し、伊達家の祈願寺とした。
長い階段を上がると風が気持ちよく遠くに宇和島城が望めます。
Reviewed:2020/03/23 正面石段は111段有るそうです
JR宇和島駅前から宇和島城へ向かう際に寄りました。駅から直ぐの場所に有るお寺です。

今は四国別格二十霊場第六番札所のお寺として有名ですがかつては宇和島伊達家の祈願所として創建された由緒有るお寺です。

とにかく正面石段が大迫力なのでぜひ!

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Address
Ehime Pref. Uwajimashi Tenjinmachi 1-1 [ map ]
Area
Nanyo / UwajimaArea
Phone
0895220527
Hours
[Nenkei Hours] 7:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Numbered beads]
[Male ball/Women's ball/Gadget] 300yen for each (parent ball 500yen)
[Russian ball] 500yen (parent ball 1,000yen)
Parking Lot
Available
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Ehime Areas

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          Stretched across the northwest corner of Shikoku island, Ehime is a nature-rich prefecture boasting beautiful coastlines and a rural center where mountains play host to 26 of the Buddhist temples that make up the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Matsuyama is home to an original post-feudal castle as well as Dogo Onsen, one of the country's oldest natural hot springs. The northern city of Imabari marks the entrance to the Shimano Kaido, a road that crosses six spectacular bridges and several islands, forming a route between Shikoku and mainland Honshu.