Shikoku 88 Sacred Sites No. 50 Hantaji Temple


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32 Hataderamachi, Matsuyama, Ehime 790-0912, Japan

The Temple, which is located on the slopes of Mt. Awaji, is the 50th temple of the Shikoku 88-temple Pilgrimage. From the Temple precincts, situated on a small plateau, there are beautiful views of Matsuyama Castle, the Matsuyama cityscape, and the Seto Inland Sea.

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Wednesdays: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Thursdays: 7:00 AM – 5:00 PM

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468 review(s)

suiko 3 weeks ago

No. 50 of the 88 Temples of Shikoku. Although it is located in Matsuyama city, it is a very large temple surrounded by nature.


はなこ 2 months ago

The 50th temple, located on a small hill passing through a residential area past Dogo Onsen, has a clear view of Matsuyama city. On the ceiling of the bell tower, a painting of the twenty-four kos is painted.


かずちゃん 2 months ago

I visited you on a bicycle pilgrimage. It was located on a small hill on the outskirts of a residential area, less than 2 km from Jodoji Temple, the 49th temple. Kankiten, which was worshiped by the Tokugawa family during the Edo period and was the nenbutsu of the fourth shogun Ietsuna Tokugawa, is enshrined here. It is said that if you pray to it, you will be blessed with wealth, warding off evil spirits, harmonious marriage, and prosperity in business. The area around the shrine grounds has been designated as a scenic forest protection area, and is said to be spectacular during the cherry blossom and autumn foliage seasons. During the Tenpyo Shoho era (749-757), at the request of Emperor Koken, Gyoki Bodhisattva carved and enshrined a statue of Yakushi Nyorai, and the temple was named Komyoji. During the Konin era (810-824), Kobo Daishi visited and stayed there, changing the name to Higashiyama Hantaji and making it a sacred place. After that, it declined, but was revived with the help of Iyo's provincial governor, Minamoto no Yoriyoshi, and monks. In 1279 (Koan 2), Mongetsu Shonin prayed for the repulsion of the Mongolian army under the order of Emperor Gouda. It is also known as a temple connected to Ippen Shonin, the founder of the Jishu sect.


Shinichiro Yamaji 8 months ago

This temple was founded by Gyoki.The principal image is Yakushi Nyorai.It is located on a small hill in a scenic forest conservation area.From this hill, you can see not only Matsuyama City but also the Seto Inland Sea.It is known as the training hall of Ippen Shonin. .A temple that received the devotion of the Tokugawa family during the Edo period. Near the main hall, there is also a ceiling painting of the bell tower (24 poems) and a hall of joy (Indian god Ganesha).


Mike Bottema 2 years ago

Hantaji is small and not very impressive but the day I was there, some local people had laid out a beautiful mosaic under the temple bell with hundreds of flowers. It was beautiful and many people were taking videos and pictures of it.