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Bekku-san Nankobo (別宮山南光坊)

Located around seven minutes’ walk from Imabari Station, Bekku-san Nankobo is the 55th temple of the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. The Temple’s full name is Komyo-ji Kongo-in Nankobo; it is the only temple on the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage route that has the character “bo” (meaning a priest’s or monk’s residence) as part of its name. The Temple was established as a Buddhist temple associated with the Oyamazumi Shinto Shrine, at which worshippers pray for the safety of people traveling by sea. The tranquil atmosphere of the Temple precincts makes it popular with both tourists and locals as a place to come and relax. The Kotohira-gu Hall and the Daishi Hall with its pyramidal roof, both of which escaped damage during bombing raids in the Second World War, are particularly worth seeing. The Temple also has calligraphic works and a bamboo hat that belonged to Kawamura Kizan (the first calligrapher to receive the Japan Art Academy Award) which were given to the Temple as offerings.

place

Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Bekkuchou 3-1 (Imabari / Shimanami KaidoArea)

phone 0898222916
place

7:00-17:00

Review of Nankobo

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Reviewed:2020/01/27 今治駅から歩いて行ける札所。
駅から歩ける札所はありがたい。今治戦災の碑、芭蕉の句碑、深川正一郎の句碑がある。隣には別宮大山祇神社がある。
Reviewed:2019/12/11 お寺の名称に「寺」ではなく「坊」が付いてる珍しい名前
四国霊場88ヶ寺の内の55番札所。88ヶ寺の中で、お寺の名称が「○○寺」でなくて「○○坊」となってる唯一のお寺。場所が今治市街地に有り、大型バスも普通自動車も止めれる駐車場もあるお参りしやすい札所です。
Reviewed:2019/09/20 境内の周囲を堂宇が取り巻くように配置されています
「坊」と霊場会唯一の名称は珍しいのではあるが、寺院そのものは然程、特徴があると云うものではない。ここは別宮のお大師さんと呼ばれていますが、本堂そのものは戦後に再建されたもので、極めて真新しいものです。寺院そのものは開創1316年が経過している古寺中の古寺ですが、ここも四国の文化財の敵、長曾我部元親によって焼き払われた歴史があります。(とんでもない奴ですねぇ)。ここは仁王門の4つの仁王さんが個人的に...

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Address
Ehime Pref. Imabarishi Bekkuchou 3-1 [map]
Area
Imabari / Shimanami KaidoArea
Phone
0898222916
Hours
7:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
[Admission fee to worship]Free
Parking Lot
Available(30spaces)
Credit Card
Not available

Information Sources:  NAVITIME JAPAN

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          Stretched across the northwest corner of Shikoku island, Ehime is a nature-rich prefecture boasting beautiful coastlines and a rural center where mountains play host to 26 of the Buddhist temples that make up the Shikoku Pilgrimage. Matsuyama is home to an original post-feudal castle as well as Dogo Onsen, one of the country’s oldest natural hot springs. The northern city of Imabari marks the entrance to the Shimano Kaido, a road that crosses six spectacular bridges and several islands, forming a route between Shikoku and mainland Honshu.