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Zentsu-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Zentsu-ji Temple

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Zentsu-ji Temple (No. 75 on the Ohenro Shikoku Pilgrimage) is said to have been founded in 813. The temple is the largest among the 88 temples of the pilgrimage, and boasts a magnificent five-story pagoda and lovely giant camphor trees. The temple's Meiei-do Hall was the birth place of Kobo-Daishi (Priest Kukai) so it has particular importance. Visitors can go into the basement of the hall and walk through a 100 meters long passageway in total darkness. By walking along with your left hand pressed on the left hand wall (which is painted with mandalas, angels and lotus flowers) you are said to be safely following Buddha's way. The same ticket allows you to enter the treasure house which keeps temple treasures such as scrolls and a remarkable scepter both made and brought back from China by Kukai himself.

Opening HoursOpening Hours

  • Open 24 hours
  • Treasure House: 8:00 - 17:00 *admission until 30 minutes before closing

ClosedClosed

  • No closing days

Price / Entrance FeePrice / Entrance Fee

  • Admission Free
  • Treasure House and the basement of Meiei-do Hall: 500 yen

Access / Public TransportAccess / Public Transport

  • 20 minutes walk from JR Zentsuji Station

Address / LocationAddress / Location

  • 3-3-1, Zentsujicho, Zentsuji-shi, Kagawa, 765-0003

TweetsTweets

Meneer Noll @Meneer_Noll - 2017-01-01
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Takahashi Juri 高橋朱里 @TeamJuri - 2015-03-09
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Closed
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