Hakugyuzan Kokubunji Temple讃岐國分寺
This temple is 80th temple of the 88 sacred places on the Shikoku Pilgrimage. It is one of the kokubunji temples that Emperor Shomu built across the country in the 8th century. There are four of these in Shikoku and as some of them are designated in the 88 sacred places on the Shikoku Pilgrimage, this one is distinguished as Sanuki Kokubunji. It is said to have been established when Gyogi Bosatsu made a giant statue of the eleven-faced kannon there. The entirety of the old grounds has been designated as a nationally important historic site. It is famous for having the oldest temple bell in Shikoku. It is legend that the feudal lord purchased the temple bell and when he tried to install it at his castle, a number of mishaps occurred and he returned it to the temple in the end.
Kagawa Pref. Takamatsushi Kokubunjichoukokubu 2065 (TakamatsuArea)
- Kagawa Pref. Takamatsushi Kokubunjichoukokubu 2065 [ map ]
- open everyday
- Parking Lot
- Wheelchair accessible
Information Sources: NAVITIME JAPAN
- On foot aboutminutes
- about m
- Route from this Station Route from this Bus Stop Route from this IC Route from this Parking
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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.