Sugozan Daikakuin Daihoji Temple菅生山 大覚院 大寶寺
Sugozan Daikakuin Daihoji located in Kumakogen Town, Kamiukena District, Ehime Prefecture is a temple for Shingon sect Buzan school, and the 44th temple which is just a half of the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. It is well-known as a Henrokorogashi sacred site meaning that the path from the previous pilgrim stamp office called Akashiji is very tough. It has been told that a monk from Paekche (one of the ancient Korean kingdoms) enshrined the Eleven-faced Kanzenon Bosatsu at around the time of the Yamato Court (400-700) and the Monbu Emperor built a temple in 701. Misasagigongen which is said to give divine favor for brain and head diseases, and a statue of Kongorikishi which is designated as a municipal cultural property, are must-sees in the precinct. It is known as a popular place for fall foliage so many worshippers visit.
Ehime Pref. Kamiukenagunkumakougenchou Sugou 1173 (Matsuyama / DogoArea)
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- Ehime Pref. Kamiukenagunkumakougenchou Sugou 1173 [ map ]
- Matsuyama / DogoArea
- open everyday
- Parking Lot
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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.