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Higashiyama Hantaji Temple東山繁多寺

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The Higashiyama Hantaji Temple can be reached by taking a 25-minute bus journey from JR Matsuyama Station to the Hantaji-guchi bus stop, and then walking for around 10 minutes. The Temple, which is located on the slopes of Mt. Awaji, is the 50th temple of the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. From the Temple precincts, situated on a small plateau, there are beautiful views of Matsuyama Castle, the Matsuyama cityscape, and the Seto Inland Sea. According to tradition, the Temple was built on the order of Emperor Koken to house a statue of the Bhaisajyaguru (Medicine Buddha) that had been carved by the bodhisattva Gyoki. Ippen Shonin, the founder of the Ji-shu branch of Pure Land Buddhism, is said to have studied at the Temple as a young man. Sights that are particularly worth seeing include the small statue of Kankiten (Ganesh) donated by Tokugawa Ietsuna, which is enshrined in the Shoten-do Hall, and praying to which is said to bring success in business, as well as the paintings on the ceiling of the Kanetsuki-do bell hall.

place

Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Hataderamachi 32

phone 0899750910
place

7:00-17:00

Review of Hantaji Temple

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Reviewed:2018/10/11 Three Temple Tour . . . Three Temple Tour
Found Hantaji as part of our mini-pilgrimage from temples 51 through 49. Not that easy to find as the pilgrimage winds in and out through suburban, rural, and urban environments with no sign posts...
Reviewed:2018/11/05 緑深く、のどかなお寺です
松山市の中心部にありながらも、緑深く、静かなお寺です。本堂や大師堂の陰に隠れていますが、再建されました、鐘つき堂の天井画は、見どころですので是非、見逃さず見ていただきたいところです。色鮮やかに描かれた、二十四孝は、見事です。
Reviewed:2018/08/01 周辺環境が極めて静寂で緑深い遍路寺でした
寺院そのものについては遍路も7周目になると若干、マンネリで・・・当初の新鮮な気持ちも先達になった時点から急速に低下しつつあるみたいで・・・。歓喜天堂はまだ再建して10年そこそこなので新しい。感心したのはお寺じゃなくて、往復路で遭遇した小学生達、実に礼儀正しくちゃんとした挨拶を自分達の方から出来る子ばかり・・・学校で対お遍路さんについて教育でもされているのか?と思われるほどの礼儀正しさ。昔人間の私に...

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Ehime Pref. Matsuyamashi Hataderamachi 32 [map]

Phone

0899750910

Hours
7:00-17:00
Closed
open everyday
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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.

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