Dainichiji Temple


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Japan, 〒779-3132 Tokushima, Ichinomiyachō, Nishichō−263 四国 第13番札所

Dainichi-ji is temple No. 13 on the Shikoku Pilgrimage, or Henro. It’s located between the hill on which Ichinomiya Castle stood, and the Akui River, a tributary of the Yoshino River in Tokushima city.

hourglassDuration: 00h20min

phone+81 88-644-0069

clockOpening hours

Mondays: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Tuesdays: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesdays: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursdays: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Fridays: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Saturdays: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Sundays: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM


388 review(s)

K N. a month ago

No. 13 Temple: Mt. Oguri Kazoin Dainichiji Temple (Ogurizan Kezoin Dainichiji) A temple of the Daikakuji sect of the Shingon sect. The principal image is the Eleven-faced Kanzeon Bodhisattva, and it was founded in 815 by Kobo Daishi. Last year, I decided to take the Shikoku pilgrimage and arrived in Tokushima on August 6th. On August 9th, I completed the pilgrimage to Yakeyamaji Temple, which is known as a rolling pilgrimage, and stayed at Sudachi-an. In the rain that had been falling since the previous day, we entered the Henro-do mountain road from near our accommodation and headed here. After passing through the mountain path, you can walk along the Ayuku River. Shops were hard to come by, and even if there were, they were closed and I couldn't eat lunch, so I survived with the candy and chocolate I had. I was disappointed that the restaurants I found along the Ayuku River were also closed. After 3 o'clock, my long-awaited shop was a Japanese sweets shop. After eating Uiro and Kashiwamochi, I felt energized and managed to walk all the way to Dainichiji Temple. I had a lot of fun talking with the staff at the office. I want to take a relaxing hot spring bath at my inn. From the Shikoku 88 Pilgrimage Association website. There are five sacred sites in Tokushima City. In the westernmost part of the area, on a flat land across the Ayuku River, on the opposite side of the heavily trafficked prefectural road, is Ichinomiya Shrine, which was once the general guardian of Awa. The founder is said to be Kobo Daishi, and according to the auspicious story, when he was performing Goma ritual in this place called ``Daishi Mori,'' Dainichi Nyorai flew down from the sky with purple clouds and said, ``This place is a spiritual place. ``You must build a U.'' It is said that Daishi immediately carved a statue of Dainichi Nyorai, made it the principal image, built a hall, and enshrined it there. The origin of the temple's name is also based on this auspicious origin. The precincts are covered with old trees and give off the atmosphere of an esoteric Buddhist temple, but during the Sengoku period, all of the halls and pagodas were damaged by the Tensho War. Later, in the early Edo period, the main hall was rebuilt by Mitsutaka Hachisuka, the third lord of the Awa domain, and when Ichi-no-miya shrines were erected in various regions, it was located in the same precincts as the Bettoji Temple and was in charge of management. However, the original Buddha at Ichinomiya is said to be an eleven-faced Kannon statue made by Gyoki Bosatsu, and since they were located in the same precincts, Ichinomiya Shrine seems to have been a temple and a place of worship during the Edo period. This is also written in Shinen's ``Shikokube Road Guide'' (Jokyo 4, 1687). Later, due to the Meiji era's Separation of Shinto and Buddhism ordinance, the shrine became independent, and Ichinomiya-ji changed its name to Dainichi-ji, but the Dainichi Nyorai statue that was originally in this temple became a side Buddha, and the eleven-faced Kannon statue was enshrined as the principal image. ing. In the Japanese mind, Buddha and God are harmonious. Pilgrims continue to walk in honor of Daishi's will.


y O a month ago

Dainichiji Temple is one of the 88 sacred sites in Shikoku. When I visited Ichinomiya Castle, I visited it because it was only a 1-minute walk away. There are five sacred sites in Tokushima City, but this is the westernmost one. There was quite a lot of traffic along the prefectural highway. The founder of the temple is said to be Kobo Daishi, and it seems that the main hall was rebuilt by Mitsutaka Hachisuka, the third lord of the Awa domain, after the temple was damaged by a disaster during the Sengoku period.


マユミ 4 months ago

As everyone has written, the road is very narrow, so you have to be careful when crossing after parking. I arrived at 5:00pm after visiting 88 locations, but a beautiful person filled out my bill without making a displeased face. That's all for this day, someday I'll start at the 14th temple...


Martin Holman 8 months ago

Small temple, the thirteenth on the 88-temple Shikoku Pilgrimage. Photos also from the Shrine across the road.


rune997 11 months ago

Quiet temple, good forca quick visit