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Yokomineji Temple (横峰寺)

Temple

This is the head temple of the Omuro sect of Shingon Buddhism and is located in Komatsu Town, Saijo City, Ehime Prefecture, and it is the 60th temple of the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. It is situated halfway up the north face of Mt. Ishizuchi, famous as a sacred site and for the highly treacherous “falling pilgrim” road that must be used for access until the forest road is completed for cars to use. En no Gyoja laid the foundations in 651. Afterward, Kukai visited and established the temple after conducting the secret “hoshi” ritual. The principal images in the main hall are Dainichi-Nyorai and Zao Gongen Mishotai, which have been designated as prefectural Important Cultural Properties. Around the beginning of May, rhododendrons bloom along the face of the cliff to the side of the main hall. Note that the forest road is not accessible during winter. Large buses cannot access the road.

place

Ehime Pref. Saijoushi Komatsuchouishiduchi 2253 (Niihama / ToyoArea)

phone 0897590142
place

[Nyokyoshojisho] 7:00-17:00

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Address
Ehime Pref. Saijoushi Komatsuchouishiduchi 2253 [map]
Area
Niihama / ToyoArea
Phone
0897590142
Hours
[Nyokyoshojisho] 7:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
*However, there is Closed in winter on the plain forest road (pay road)
Fees
[Tolls on the plain forest road] 1,850 yen/car
Parking Lot
Available(About50spaces)
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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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.