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The Komatsuozan Fudokoin Daiko-ji Temple is a temple belonging to the Zentsu-ji school of Shingon Buddhism, located in the Yamamoto Town of Mitoyo City, Kagawa Prefecture; it is the 67th temple of the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. The Daiko-ji Temple was originally founded as a branch temple of the Todai-ji Temple in Nara, but was subsequently reestablished by Kobo Daishi. At one point in its history the temple changed its adherence to the Tendai school of Buddhism, under the influence of the monk Saicho (the founder of Tendai Buddhism); as a result, the temple precincts now house both the Shingon Buddhist Kobo Daishi Hall and the Tendai Buddhist Tendai Daishi Hall. The statue of Kongo Rikishi (a Buddhist guardian deity), which according to tradition was carved by the master sculptor Unkei, is believed to be the largest statue of its kind in any temple in Shikoku. Also worth seeing are the Shichinichi Tomyo votive candles, which are believed to help worshippers protect themselves from illness, ensure smooth childbirth, and increase the likelihood of having a happy marriage, etc., and the huge Japanese Torreya trees and Camphor trees, which are said to have been planted by Kobo Daishi.


Kagawa Pref. Mitoyoshi Yamamotochoutsuji 4209 (Marugame / KotohiraArea)

phone 0875632341

[Depository] 7:00-17:00

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Reviewed:2019/04/14 Temple 67 of the 88 Shikoku Pilgrimage
Located out in the countryside, and looking out over many farmer’s fields, Daikouji is a beautiful temple that has at its base a giant camphor tree that was planted by Koubou Daishi. It is a marvel...
Reviewed:2019/11/15 仁王門の仁王像が素晴らしいので
Reviewed:2019/05/27 地味な寺で印象が薄い

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Kagawa Pref. Mitoyoshi Yamamotochoutsuji 4209 [ map ]
Marugame / KotohiraArea
[Depository] 7:00-17:00
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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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