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Gosho-ji Temple郷照寺

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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.

place

Kagawa Pref. Ayautagunutaduchou 1435 (Marugame / KotohiraArea)

phone 0877490710
place

7:00-17:00

Review of Goshoji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/11/05 Temple 78 of the 88 Buddhist Temple Pilgrimage
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...
Reviewed:2017/04/16 Lovely Buddhist Temple
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...
Reviewed:2018/11/16 厄除け寺で有名です
元々も、縁起では奈良時代に、行基が道場寺として開創したのが始まりで、かなりの歴史を刻んでいます。その後、弘法大師様が、42歳の厄年に自作の尊像を刻み、厄除け祈願をしたことから、厄除けうだづ大師と呼ばれ信仰を深め今に至っています。

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