Gosho-ji Temple

Temple
The Gosho-ji Temple is the 78th temple of the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. Unusually for the temples included in the Pilgrimage, the Gosho-ji Temple belongs to the Ji-shu school of Buddhism. It was originally founded in 725 by the bodhisattva Gyoki as a temple dedicated to Amida Nyorai (the Amitabha Buddha). Subsequently, Kobo Daishi visited the site, carved a statue of himself, and built a monastery. The wooden statue, which came to be known as Yakuyoke Udatsu Daishi, attracted larger numbers of worshippers for many years. Subsequently, many famous monks—including Rigen Daishi and Keishin Sozu—visited the Temple to meditate. In 1288, Ippen Shonin (the founder of the Ji-shu school of Buddhism) visited the Gosho-ji Temple, and established a hall for Odori-nenbutsu (a form of Buddhist incantation that involves dancing, drumming and chanting). As a result, the Gosho-ji Temple became a temple where both the Shin-shu and Ji-shu schools of Buddhism were practiced.

Spot details

Address
Kagawa Pref. Ayautagunutaduchou 1435
Phone
0877490710
Hours
7:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Parking Lot
Available(100spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Not available
Wi-Fi
Not available
Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes
Wheelchair accessible
Available
Infant friendly
Available
Pet friendly
Available

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Review

  • Temple 78 of the 88 Buddhist Temple Pilgrimage
    5.0 Reviewed:2018.11.05
    A very good temple to visit if you want to see one that is not so much on the tourist radar. This is one of the temples on the pilgrimage which is truly inspiring to visit. A bit of a hike up the...
  • Lovely Buddhist Temple
    4.0 Reviewed:2017.04.16
    Although we have been to this temple several times, it is always pretty and seems to change with the seasons. Be sure to explore the hill behind the temple with a small shrine filled with tanuki, or...
  • 郷照寺(香川県宇多津町) ⇒ 厄除け大師が信仰を集める(第78番札所)
    5.0 Reviewed:2021.03.16
    仏光山広徳院郷照寺(ぶっこうざんこうとくいんごうしょうじ)は、香川県綾歌郡宇多津町(かがわけんあやうたぐんうたづちょう)にある時宗の寺だ。四国八十八ヶ所霊場第78番札所で、本尊は阿弥陀如来(あみだにょらい)「厄除うたづ大師」として広く信仰されている。2020年11月12日、この日は自宅を車で出発し、古街の家の駐車場にやってきた。ここに車を停め、チェックインは後にしてまず宇多津町の街歩きに...

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