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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.

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Kagawa Pref. Mitoyoshi Yamamotochoutsuji 4209 (Marugame / KotohiraArea)

phone 0875632341
place

[Depository] 7:00-17:00

Review of Daikoji Temple

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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
力感溢れる仁王像、運慶作の傑作です。堂塔は余り印象に残ってはいません。寺院そのものは創建、1300年弱の古寺です。が、ここは四国の蛮勇、破壊者の長曾我部によって焼失させられており、文化財は国宝とかはありません。
Reviewed:2019/05/27 地味な寺で印象が薄い
本堂は何度か焼失して、現在のものは1741年建立されたそうです。本堂の弘法大師像は四国で最も古い大師像とのことで、他のものと合わせて香川県の指定重要文化財になってます。

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Address
Kagawa Pref. Mitoyoshi Yamamotochoutsuji 4209 [ map ]
Area
Marugame / KotohiraArea
Phone
0875632341
Hours
[Depository] 7:00-17:00
Closed
Grounds freedom
Fees
Precincts freedom
Parking Lot
Available(15spaces)
Credit Card
Not available

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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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