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The birthplace of Kobo Daishi

If you are interested in Kobo Daishi, this is a place you should not miss. Temple 75 on the 88... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Nonnapn
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Manila, Philippines
BEST TEMPLE I VISITED ON ISLAND OF SHIKAKU

This may be one of the most complete temples I've visited in Japan to that date; it has been the... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Warner L
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Pasadena, California
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3-3-1 Zentsujicho, Zentsuji 765-8506, Kagawa Prefecture
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Reviewed 3 days ago

If you are interested in Kobo Daishi, this is a place you should not miss. Temple 75 on the 88 Temple Pilgrimage, Zentsuji is the largest of all the temples and has many buildings dedicated to the Daishi. Do not miss the 100 meter tunnel...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

This may be one of the most complete temples I've visited in Japan to that date; it has been the standard I measure all temples to since. I recommend spending enough time to see the whole compound from one end to the other. It will...More

Thank Warner L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Those who are deeply connected to the Buddhist Pilgrimage of Shikoku will tell you that this is one of three critical places to visit to have a "full pilgrim (ohenro) experience". The other two are Touji (Kyoto--very very cool) and Mt. Kona (also unbelievable). This...More

Thank MarkGroenewold
Reviewed 13 July 2017

Apparently we were the first visitors our volunteer guides had taken to this site. Numbered 75 of the 88 on a pilgrimage route for Shingon Buddhists. Tourists in Kagawa are usually shunted off to Konpira the Shinto shrine. We, however, were on a mission to...More

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Reviewed 9 May 2017

Zentsu-ji has a number of important and interesting buildings, including a very good museum. Pilgrims are often seen there. Pilgrims on the entry bridge provide a particularly good photo opportunity.

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Reviewed 16 April 2017

Number 75 on the 88-temple pilgrimage of Shikoku, Zentsuji is much more impressive than many because it is the reputed birthplace of the founder of Shingon, Kobo Daishi. There are multiple buildings scattered on the grounds which make it fun to explore. You may also...More

Thank Lara N
Reviewed 17 January 2017

It may not be the best sightseeing venue.The temple has a long history. It was established by a monk over a thousand years ago. He went to China to learn Buddhist teaching and bought it back to Japan. As such, the temple tells the history...More

Thank sam3381
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Anyone visiting Japan will see many temples and they can blur into one but Zentsu-ji will stand out in your memory. It is number 75 of the 88 Temple Pilgrimage on Shikoku and probably the most important as it is the birthplace of Kobo Daishi,...More

Thank SimonB-Ely
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We came to Zentsuji specifically to do the underground tunnel ("kaidan meguri."). It was spooky but thrilling. The four of us made a train with our hands on each others' shoulders, left hands touching the wall; and it seemed to take forever to walk through...More

1  Thank OnsenFans
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't rank this as my most favourite sight on Shikoku but as Japanese temples go, this one is good because it's so big. Lots of interesting things tucked away in corners and a neat pitch black passageway and shrine under the main temple building...More

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