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Nagao-ji Temple長尾寺

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The Nagao-ji Temple is the 87th temple of the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. There are several different stories regarding the Temple’s origins, but the most widely-quoted story is that the Temple was founded when the bodhisattva Gyoki carved a statue of the bodhisattva Kannon and built a temple to install the statue in. Subsequently, when Kobo Daishi was preparing to travel to China to study Buddhist teachings there, he spent a period of seven days at the Temple, starting from New Year, performing the Gomakito fire ceremony to pray for a successful journey. A Daieyo ceremony is still held at the Temple every year on the seventh day of January in commemoration of this event. During this event, there is a competition in which participants compete to see who can carry a huge rice cake, which weighs 150 kilograms and is decorated with the Three Jewels, for the longest distance.

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Kagawa Pref. Sanukishi Nagaonishi 653 (TakamatsuArea)

phone 0879522041
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[Delivery] 7:00-17:00

Review of Nagaoji Temple

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Reviewed:2018/10/23 Temple 87 of The 88 Buddhist Temple Pilgrimage
Here you can see the tomb of a woman named Shizuka Gozen. She was the lover of Minamoto Yoshitsune, and after he died she entered the religious life here. The grounds are very compact and beautiful...
Reviewed:2019/12/14 静御前の剃髪塚が境内にあります
かなり広い境内に6つの堂宇と2つの門が点在しています。早朝なのに我々以外にも参拝者があった。ここは静御前が得度したことで知られている古刹。開創は聖徳太子とも行基菩薩とも云う説が伝わっています。境内には天満宮もあります。何よりも、門前の二本の経幢はいずれも重文指定を受けている文化財です。
Reviewed:2019/11/17 四国八十八箇所霊場 第八十七番札所
志度寺からは、県道3号をほぼ南下するだけで7kmほどの距離にあります。
電車だと志度も長尾も琴電が走っていますが、違う路線のそれぞれ終点駅の為、両駅間のアクセスは良くありません。車の方が圧倒的に便利です。
さぬき市として合併する前の長尾町の中心地のようで、商店街のある賑やかな町中にあります。次が八十八カ所最後の札所であるという時間が余りわいてこないのも本音。

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Address
Kagawa Pref. Sanukishi Nagaonishi 653 [ map ]
Area
TakamatsuArea
Phone
0879522041
Hours
[Delivery] 7:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Precincts freedom
Parking Lot
Available(50spaces)
Credit Card
Not 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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