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Tennoji Temple天皇寺


This temple is 79th of the 88 sacred places on the Shikoku Pilgrimage. It is said to have been founded by Gyogi Bosatsu then revived by Kobo Daishi. As a miracle was performed at the time, it is said to have flourished for a long time. Its ingo temple title was Shoko-in but as the mausoleum for the Emperor Sutoku, famous for having turned in to a vengeful spirit, was built and memorial services were held here, the name was changed to Tennoji (The Emperor’s Temple). It is famous for its rare design that looks like the three gates are joined together.


Kagawa Pref. Sakaideshi Nishinoshouchou Emperor 1713-2 (Marugame / KotohiraArea)

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Review of Tennoji Kosho Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/10/31 Temple 79 of the 88 Buddhist Temple Pilgrimage
Tennoji Temple shares its grounds with a Shinto shrine, so it is a kind of two-in-one for visitors coming to check out this very lovely site. History says that this is the site where the body of...
Reviewed:2017/02/07 HISTORY
I was staying at an apartment in Namba and this Temple was just minutes away....Glad i went. its added to the visit i did at Osaka Castle. Sacred and History in these temples and grounds.
Reviewed:2019/12/13 依然として・・・どうでもいいような名称が使用されているので・・・

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Kagawa Pref. Sakaideshi Nishinoshouchou Emperor 1713-2 [ map ]
Marugame / KotohiraArea
open everyday
Parking Lot
Available (About10spaces)
Charge 1 hour 200yen (7:00-17:00 for pilgrims only)
Credit Card
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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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