Yashima-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Yashima-ji Temple


Yashima-ji Temple (No.
84 on the Ohenro Shikoku Pilgrimage) was originally established at the northern tip of Yashima in 754 by Priest Ganjin and moved to the current location later by Kobo-Daishi (Priest Kukai).
The temple's Hondo main hall and the statue of Thousand Armed Avalokiteshwara are designated as important cultural properties.

Because Yashima is the site of the Battle of Dan-no-Ura, titanic straggles between the Genji and Heike clans occurred In 1184, the temple's treasure house holds a collection related to the battle.
Just behind the treasure house is the Pond of Blood, where the victorious warriors washed the blood from their swords, staining the water red.

Opening Hours

  • Open 24 hours
  • Treasure House: 9:00 - 17:00


  • No closing days

Access / Public Transport

  • 10 minutes from Kotoden-Yashima Station on the Kotoden Shido Line by the shuttle bus between JR Yashima Station and Yashima-sanjo. Get off at Yashima-sanjo Bus stop.
  • 18 minutes from JR Yashima Station by the shuttle bus between JR Yashima Station and Yashima-sanjo. Get off at Yashima-sanjo Bus stop.

Address / Location

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kemono jihen is good! @kemoji_love - 2021-06-08
@azabrothers just enjoying their tanuki barbecue and admiring the temple of Yashima!
🐼 feat. Kansai & Beyond @kansaichromic - 2021-02-22
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in the wind and her jacket flapping behind her.

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Hector 🗻 Parayuelos @hecpara - 2020-10-06
| Japan 2019 Trip: Takamatsu |
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SAYURI YAHATA @SayuriYahata - 2020-02-12
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サリーちゃんねる @lily3_rose - 2020-02-10
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Hector ⛩ #sendmetojapan2019 @hecpara - 2019-11-09
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Joan Lluis Rovirosa @yuanyu9 - 2019-09-02
August 30th, 2019
Yashima Temple, 84th temple on the Shikoku Pilgrimage.
The temple grounds also contain large, sto… https://t.co/fo5NYk7dWL
Jennifer Pillay Yau @JenniferPY - 2019-04-27
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zinacpierre @TheBreakingRoom - 2018-06-19
Today's Scriptures:

Pastor Yashima Thomas-Jones

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Jug Cerovic @JugCerovic - 2018-04-09
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Tatsunari Asuma @HyungxNior - 2016-10-30
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火付盗賊改長谷川平蔵 @dresden2001 - 2016-06-15
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火付盗賊改長谷川平蔵 @dresden2001 - 2016-05-20
A calm sacred site. @ Yashima Temple https://t.co/V4FpNzPTOg
火付盗賊改長谷川平蔵 @dresden2001 - 2016-05-20
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火付盗賊改長谷川平蔵 @dresden2001 - 2016-05-20
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火付盗賊改長谷川平蔵 @dresden2001 - 2016-05-20
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Christopher Tsuruoka @CTsuruoka - 2016-04-25
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Christopher Tsuruoka @CTsuruoka - 2016-03-14
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Christopher Tsuruoka @CTsuruoka - 2016-03-13
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Christopher Tsuruoka @CTsuruoka - 2016-03-12
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orangeplanet高野山岳ガイド事 @orangeplanet_ - 2015-11-18
Day3. The trail to temple #84 Yashima-ji. https://t.co/hWUstYivnp
2015 @hinomaru2016 - 2015-10-25
(C)Kagawa Prefecture Tourism Association / Yashima temple / #yashimaji #kagawa #takamatsu … https://t.co/yBpzDdICg5 https://t.co/YauxSrqkhX
David @ Ogijima @Ogijima - 2015-09-23
In Yashima-ji, the 84th temple of the Shikoku Pilgrimage.


#japan #shikoku #pilgrimage #henro #yashima #takamatsu
David @ Ogijima @Ogijima - 2015-09-14
In Yashima-ji, the 84th temple of the Shikoku Pilgrimage.


#japan #shikoku #pilgrimage #henro #yashima #takamatsu
David @ Ogijima @Ogijima - 2015-09-13
In Yashima-ji, the 84th temple of the Shikoku Pilgrimage.

#japan #shikoku #pilgrimage #henro #yashima #takamatsu http://t.co/4ESnF6uIKc
rachel butler @RachelSews - 2015-03-27
Photoset: Yashima Temple is really, really beautiful. There were so many smaller prayer sites around the... http://t.co/gwv9wXXYoy
rachel butler @RachelSews - 2015-03-26
Photoset: Today, I went hiking up to Yashima Temple! It was such a beautiful path, view, and mountain!! I... http://t.co/3Sl8awfpOi
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