Dokkozan Shoryuji Temple

Located 20 minutes by car from Tosa Interchange, this temple is 38th of the 88 sacred places on the Shikoku Pilgrimage. It is said that when Kobo Daishi studied in China, he prayed to the gods to find suitable locations for sacred places by throwing three ritual implements (a gokosho pestle, a sankosho pestle and a dokkosho pestle); the dokkosho pestle landed here and the temple was founded. The principal object of worship is Namikiri Fudomyo which guards against accidents at sea. It was accessed by boat across Uranouchi Bay until 1973 when the bridge opened. That is why the main hall has many votives of boats. A must-see is the seated statue of Aizenmyoo, a Nationally Important Cultural Property, enshrined in the main hall.

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  • 第36番札所
    4.0 Reviewed : 2021.11.13
    第36番札所 青龍寺この旅の最終日はこちらのお寺から。本堂までは170段ほどの石段、雨で滑りやすくなっていましたが逆に雰囲気はよくありがたい感じです。明徳義塾のそばにあり横綱朝青龍関は在校中こちらで鍛錬していたそうでしこ名の由来にもなったそうです。山すそにひっそりとある本堂の静寂も良かったです。
  • 八十八か所
    4.0 Reviewed : 2019.10.24
  • 遍路寺らしい寺院でした。
    5.0 Reviewed : 2019.06.28

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