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Koyama-ji Temple甲山寺

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The Koyama-ji Temple is the 74th temple of the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. According to tradition, when Kobo Daishi was looking for a suitable site for a temple, an old man appeared to him and told him to build the temple at the spot where he was currently standing. Kobo Daishi carved a statue of Bishamonten (one of the Four Heavenly Kings) and placed it in a cave to be worshipped. Subsequently, an order was received from the court to repair the Manno-ike, the largest irrigation reservoir in Shikoku. Kobo Daishi went to the cave and prayed that the repair work could be completed successfully; large numbers of people who revered Kobo Daishi came together to undertake the work, which was finished without any problems. Tradition has it that part of the reward paid by the court for the successful completion of the repair work was used to build the Koyama-ji Temple. The original statue of Bishamonten still survives, situated in a cave at the rear of the Temple’s Daishi Hall.

place

Kagawa Pref. Zentsujishi Hirotachou 1765-1 (Marugame / KotohiraArea)

phone 0877630074
place

7:00-17:00

Review of Koyama Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2017/07/30 Fascinating Little Temple
The approach to this temple is far from encouraging, as it winds between love hotels and past a large cement factory (though the latter was much to the delight of my preschool son, it left our car...
Reviewed:2019/11/17 黒衣を纏った大師像があります
さりとて特色の無い遍路寺です。寺院としての縁起はなかなかのものらしいが、狭い四国の中に88もの遍路寺があると、印象が強い寺と弱い寺との差が大きい。ここは印象が薄い遍路寺です。
Reviewed:2019/11/17 四国八十八箇所霊場 第七十四番札所
曼荼羅寺・出釈迦寺からは3kmほど。車だとすぐの距離ですが、のどかな里の集落から工場や低層とはいえビルなどが増え、ここでもまた景色がだいぶ変化します。七十一番弥谷寺からは、半円2km程度の近い範囲なのですが、景色などの変わり様は激変といっていいくらい趣が変わります。
善通寺の中心地に入る少し手前の脇に入った所にあり、周囲は砕石場などがあります。境内は、岩窟の毘沙門堂が目を引きます。トンネル入り口の...

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Address
Kagawa Pref. Zentsujishi Hirotachou 1765-1 [ map ]
Area
Marugame / KotohiraArea
Phone
0877630074
Hours
7:00-17:00
Parking Lot
Available(100spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
Others (Not available for smoking in Grounds, Available only because there is an ashtray beside the parking lot)
Wi-Fi
Available(DOSPOT, KAGAWAWi-Fi)
Estimated stay time
0-30 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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