Tairyu-ji Temple

The Tairyu-ji Temple is the 21st temple of the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. According to tradition, the Temple was founded towards the end of the 8th century on the orders of Emperor Kammu. Legend has it that, when Kobo Daishi was aged around 19, he engaged in a devotional practice called Kokuzo-gumonji-ho by chanting a mantra one million times on top of a peak called Mt. Shashin, which is located around 600 meters southeast of the Temple precincts. This peak can be viewed while traveling on the ropeway that leads up to the Tairyu-ji Temple; a bronze statue of Kobo Daishi engaged in his religious devotions has been installed there.

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Tokushima Pref. Ananshi Kamochou Yongsan 2
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Estimated stay time
30-60 minutes

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  • One of my favorite temples so far!
    5.0 Reviewed:2017.09.10
    Visited this temple as part of my 88 Temple Pilgrimage. When I visited, the only options were to either walk or take the cable car. The cable car costs ¥2400 for the round trip, but if you take your...
  • Great Dragon Temple
    5.0 Reviewed:2017.07.20
    Tairyuji is the 21st temple of the 88-Temple Shikoku Pilgrimage. If you are planning to do the pilgrimage, you probably already know about it. But if you are merely travelling in Tokushima...
  • Great temple.
    5.0 Reviewed:2015.05.30
    This temple is Temple No.21 on the Shikoku ohenro trail. There are three ways to get there ; walk (if youre doing a walking ohenro, like me), car, ropeway. The ropeway station was right in front of...

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