Okuboji Temple

Okuboji Temple located in Sanuki City, Kagawa Prefecture is a temple of the Shingon sect Daikakuji school and the 88th temple of the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. It is the place for completing a Shikoku pilgrimage, and the kongozue (sticks) and hats which belonged to pilgrims who completed the pilgrimage are dedicated next to the main hall. It is said that Gyoki established the temple in the Yoro period (717 to 724), and Kobo daishi built an edifice and enshrined a statue of Bhaisajyaguru carved by him later. It was popular for the principal image of Bhaisajyaguru which is said to blow away calamity and sicknesses, and also as a Nyoninkoya where women can access the mountain. The main hall and a two-story tahoto pagoda line up are backed by Taizogamine Peak, and it is said that you can receive the same fortune as with the pilgrimage of the 88 sites when you walk one lap around the Osunafumidojo (sand stepping field) of Daishi hall. It is also well-known for fall foliage.

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Kagawa Pref. Sanukishi Tawa Kanewari 96 map map Map
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[Admission fee]Free
[Sand Dojo]500yen
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  • Temple 88 of the 88 Buddhist Temple Pilgrimage
    4.0 Reviewed : 2018.10.23
    When I first did the 88 Buddhist Temple Pilgrimage it was on a reverse year where you start at 88 and work your way down to 1. The act of going in reverse is supposed to bring good fortune, as you...
  • Magical setting
    4.0 Reviewed : 2015.10.18
    Okuboji is the final temple in the 88-temple pilgrimage of Shikoku Island. It is a fitting conclusion, though worth visiting even if you have not gone to the others. Be sure to note the hundreds of...
  • 結願・満願の最終の札所です。来年、令和5年、2023年は閏年でこの霊場会も「逆打ち」と云われるこの寺院からスタートするお遍路が始ります
    5.0 Reviewed : 2023.11.12

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