Zentsu-ji Temple

Travel Guide - Zentsu-ji Temple

Information

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 Hours

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

Closed

  • No closing days

Access / Public Transport

  • 20 minutes walk from JR Zentsuji Station

Address / Location

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