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Shosanji Temple (焼山寺)

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This temple of the Chisan sect of Shingon Buddhism is located in Kamiyama Town in Myozai County, Tokushima Prefecture, and it is the 12th temple of the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. It is known for its position near the difficult-to-reach eighth station of Mt. Shosanji, which has an altitude of 938 meters, but nowadays there is a roadway leading to it. According to temple legend, it was founded by a pilgrim in the Asuka period. Afterward, Kukai is said to have sealed an enormous snake that had been terrorizing the villagers in a rock cavern near the summit, after which he built the temple. A three-headed statue of Daikokuten (god of wealth), said to be Kukai himself, is enshrined inside the Sanmen (three-headed) Daikoku Hall. The temple grounds contain several large cedar trees said to be hundreds of years old, and the area has been designated a Natural Monument.

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Tokushima Pref. Myouzaigunkamiyamachou Shimobun Underground 318 (IyaArea)

phone 0886770112
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[Nenkei Hours] 7:00-17:00

Review of Shosanji Temple Sanmen Daikokuten

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Reviewed:2018/12/29 小さくも有難いお像です
四国八十八ヶ所霊場第十二番札所の焼山寺は標高930mの焼山寺山の山腹700mの地点にあります。山門をくぐると両側に杉の巨木が繁る参道となり奥の石段を上った先に本堂があります。本堂右手に大師堂、そして左手に大黒天堂があります。本堂や大師堂にもひけをとらぬ立派なお堂です。三面大黒天が安置されています。昔、この山には魔性の大蛇が棲んでおり民衆に被害を与えていた。弘法大師が修行で入山しようとした時も大蛇は...

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Address
Tokushima Pref. Myouzaigunkamiyamachou Shimobun Underground 318 [map]
Area
IyaArea
Phone
0886770112
Hours
[Nenkei Hours] 7:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Parking fee]
[Ordinary car (less than 5 people)] 300yen
[Ordinary car (more than 6 people)] 500yen
[Large-sized vehicles (more than 10 people)] 1000yen
[Bike] 100yen
Parking Lot
Available(50spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Note
Please pay 300yen for light ordinary car, 500yen for combo, 1000yen for microbus, 100yen for bike, and road maintenance fee.
Estimated stay time
0-30 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Yes (*Please contact us on Sunday)
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          The southeastern corner of Shikoku is home to Tokushima prefecture, a region celebrated for its luscious nature and the nation’s favorite Awa Odori, an energetic dance to which an annual summer festival has been dedicated. Keeping the upbeat tempo, whirlpools excite the Naruto sea off Tokushima, while inland, dramatic cliffs line the Iya Valley, promising unrivaled views of vast and vibrant scenery.