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Doryu-ji Temple道隆寺

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The Doryu-ji Temple is the 77th temple of the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. According to tradition, the Temple was founded when Wakino Michikata, the local ruler, carved a statue of the Bhaisajyaguru (Medicine Buddha) from a large mulberry tree and built a temple to install it in. There is a mystical legend associated with this mulberry Buddha statue. Curious about a strange light that the mulberry tree was emitting every night, Wakino Michikata shot an arrow at the tree, and killed his old nurse by mistake. Overcome with grief, Wakino Michikata carved a Buddha statue from the tree to pray to, and his nurse subsequently came back to life.

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Kagawa Pref. Nakatadoguntadotsuchou Kitagamo 1-3-30 (Marugame / KotohiraArea)

phone 0877323577
place

[Delivery] 7:00-17:00

Review of Doryuji Temple

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Reviewed:2018/11/24 四国霊場第77番札所です
四国霊場第77番札所、真言宗醍醐派寺院、本尊は薬師如来。境内全体にコンパクトに沢山の像や堂宇が配置されています。遍路寺ばかりを一日に何か寺も遍路しているとどちらか云うと印象には残り難い寺院です。何周も遍路している私でもそう感じました。
Reviewed:2018/11/16 めずらしい二体薬師が、御本尊
縁起では、714年当時の領主、和気道隆が薬師如来像を刻み、堂を立て安置したのが始まりだそうです。その後、唐から帰国した弘法大師様が、自ら刻んだ薬師如来像の胎内に道隆の薬師如来像を納め、本尊とされました。一体の像の中にもう一体の像があることから腹籠り薬師、二体薬師とも呼ばれています。この御本尊の御開帳は、50年に一度だけです。
Reviewed:2018/04/22 ”第77番札所"
四国八十八カ所霊場めぐり、第77番札所.。

素朴な寺院でしたが参拝客も多く、歴史を感じるお寺です。
駐車場もあり、お土産処も門前にありました。

目なおし薬師様とも呼ばれているようで目が描かれた祈願札も奉納されていました。

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Address
Kagawa Pref. Nakatadoguntadotsuchou Kitagamo 1-3-30 [ map ]
Area
Marugame / KotohiraArea
Phone
0877323577
Hours
[Delivery] 7:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Precincts freedom
Parking Lot
Available(30spaces)
Credit Card
Not available
Smoking
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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