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Jinnein Kannon-ji Temple観音寺・神恵院

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This rare holy site features two temples that share a single temple gate. It is located halfway up Mt. Kotohiki in Kotohiki Park, Kannonji City, Kagawa Prefecture. Jinnein Temple is the 68th temple on the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage, and Kannonji Temple is the 69th. It was established by Nissho as an adjunct to Kotohiki Hachimangu, and afterward Kukai built a complete seven-structured temple compound and made Sacred Avalokitesvara the principal image, renaming the temple to Kannonji. In the first year of the Meiji period, the split between Buddhism and Shintoism led Kotohiki Hachimangu to be split into Kotohiki Shrine and Jinnein. Jinnein was relocated to the Saikondo hall of Kannon-ji Temple, situating both on the same grounds. The garden on the slope of the mountain is known as a famous rhododendron spot. There’s also a treasure room that contains many of Jinnein’s precious items and other sights worth seeing.

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Kagawa Pref. Kanonjishi Yahatachou 1-chome 2-7 (Marugame / KotohiraArea)

phone 0875253871
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[Delivery Hours] 7:00-17:00

Review of Kannon-ji Jinne-in Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/11/05 68 and 69 of the 88 Buddhist Temple Shikoku Pilgrimage
Here you will get two temples for the time of visiting one. One temple, Kannonji is really beautiful and gorgeous. The other temple, Jinnein, is an attempt to modernize a temple but sadly did not do...
Reviewed:2019/11/05 四国遍路 八十八か所の霊場
一山二霊場の珍しい場所。殆ど車で行けて、何の心配もありません。特別なものは有りませんが、山頂からは「寛永通宝」の巨大な砂絵がみられます。海岸沿いの松並木の中に一際目立っています。江戸中期に丸亀藩主の視察を歓迎して彫られたとのことです。夕暮れ時は一際きれいです。夜間は青くライトアップされています。ここにも車で上がれます。近くには天空の鳥居で有名な高屋神社もあります。
Reviewed:2019/08/25 伝統と革新と
お遍路ではなく、観音寺市の観光で訪れました。伝統的には札所巡りのお寺で、一箇所で2つの札所を巡ることができるお寺として有名なようですが、革新的な点としてアニメの「結城友奈は勇者である」の聖地として、境内内の喫茶店でグッズや巡礼ノートが置いてありました。席にも「勇者専用席」というものもあり、おじさんとしてはちょっと驚きました。こういうのもあるんだ。

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Address
Kagawa Pref. Kanonjishi Yahatachou 1-chome 2-7 [ map ]
Area
Marugame / KotohiraArea
Phone
0875253871
Hours
[Delivery Hours] 7:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Precincts freedom
Parking Lot
Available(About30spaces)

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          Japan’s smallest prefecture, Kagawa, may take up just a small corner of Shikoku, but it has grown increasingly popular with the recognition of Naoshima, its "art island" in the Seto Inland Sea between Shikoku and Honshu. Just a stone’s throw from the islands, mainland Kagawa’s prefectural capital, Takamatsu, holds history in its castle ruins and its pride and joy, Ritsurin Garden, is known as one of the country’s best gardens.

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