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Negoro-ji Temple根香寺

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The Negoro-ji Temple, which is a mountain temple located on the slopes of Mt. Ao-mine, around 30 minutes’ drive from JR Takamatsu Station, is the 82nd temple of the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. According to tradition, the origins of the Temple lie in the Kezoin Temple that Kobo Daishi built to worship the Godai Myo-o (Five Great Wisdom Kings) of Ao-mine. Subsequently, a new temple, the Senju-in Temple, was established nearby to house the statue of the bodhisattva Kannon with “one thousand” arms that was carved by Chiso Daishi from an aromatic tree growing in the Renge-tani Valley; the two temples were combined to create what is now the Negoro-ji Temple. Particularly worth seeing are Kobo Daishi’s statue of the Godai Myo-o, the statue of an Gyuki (cow-headed devil) situated in a corner of the car parking area, and the approximately 33,000 statues of the bodhisattva Kannon arranged along a three-sided cloister just in front of the Hon-do (Main Hall). The path leading up to the Temple is lined by trees, and is a marvelous place to view autumn foliage in the autumn months.

place

Kagawa Pref. Takamatsushi Nakayamachou 1506 (TakamatsuArea)

phone 0878813329
place

7:00-17:00

Review of Negoroji Temple

TripAdvisor Traveler Rating
Reviewed:2018/10/24 Temple 82 of the 88 Buddhist Temple Pilgrimage
This is really such a gem of a place to visit, and highly recommended for hikers and nature walkers. The temple is very calm and quiet and is considered by Buddhists as the source of Kagawa...
Reviewed:2015/11/05 Mysterious beauty
I have been to all of the 88 Shikoku Pilgrimage temples, and Negoro-ji is one of the most beautiful. On the top of a mountain, it is set in a deep, dark forest. There is a staircase that drops down...
Reviewed:2019/12/14 ここは印象深い遍路寺です
但し、寺院じゃなくて「牛鬼」の像で印象が深い。開創1100年の古寺。ここの万体観音堂には3万体もの観音像が祀られている。駐車場には牛鬼の像が睨みを利かせています。ここは四国遍路寺には珍しい天台宗寺院です。大きな役行者の石像も見ものの一つです。この寺院は駐車場からはまず30段ほどの石段を下り、次に約100段ほどの石段を登って本堂に到着します。

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Address
Kagawa Pref. Takamatsushi Nakayamachou 1506 [ map ]
Area
TakamatsuArea
Phone
0878813329
Hours
7:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
Fees
Precincts freedom
Parking Lot
Available(20spaces)
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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