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Temple 40 Kanjizaiji

Honzon ( Main Deity )
Yakushi Nyorai
Address
2253-1 Misho-Hirajo, Ainan Town
Phone
0895-72-0416
Temple lodging facility ( Shukubo )
Available

Kukai founded this temple in 807, which is the furthest away from No. 1, Ryozenji. The Hakkaku Hall displays various temple treasures and the `Hachitai-butsu` statue is said to fulfill one`s wish if it is drenched with water. The Main Hall was rebuilt in 1964.

Temple 41 Ryukoji

Honzon ( Main Deity )
Juichimen Kannon Bosatsu
Address
173 Togari, Mima-cho, Uwajima City
Phone
0895-58-2186
Temple lodging facility ( Shukubo )
None

Kukai met an old man carrying rice and believed he was a transfigured `rice god` ( Inari-myojin ) and built a temple here. Originally, as part of the Inari belief, people would pray to the 'rice god' for an abundant harvest; however, recently many people now pray for prosperity in their businesses.

Temple 42 Butsumokuji

Honzon ( Main Deity )
Dainichi Nyorai
Address
1683 Sunawachi, Mima-cho, Uwajima City
Phone
0895-58-2216
Temple lodging facility ( Shukubo )
None

An old man suggested that Kukai ride on the back of a cow and after a while, they came upon a camphor tree in which was the jewel ( hoshu ) that Kukai had thrown from China. In this tree, Kukai carved a Dainichi Nyorai statue, placed the jewel between its eyes and constructed a temple. At first, people came to pray for prosperity, but lately many people visit here in memory of departed pets.

Temple 43 Meisekiji

Honzon ( Main Deity )
Senju Kannon Bosatsu
Address
201Ageishi, Uwa-cho, Seiyo City
Phone
0894-62-0032
Temple lodging facility ( Shukubo )
None

Founded during the 6th Century by Enjuin Seicho who built various temple facilities here. The name of this temple, `Daybreak and Stone` derives from the legend of a beautiful goddess who until daybreak carried large rocks while praying; however, when she saw the sun coming up she disappeared.

Temple 44 Daihoji

Honzon ( Main Deity )
Juichimen Kannon Bosatsu
Address
2-1173-2 Sugo, Kuma-kogen Town
Phone
0892-21-0044
Temple lodging facility ( Shukubo )
Available

In 701, a priest who had returned from Korea placed a statue of Juichimen Kannon Bosatsu in the mountain. This was later found by a couple of hunter brothers who started this temple. At the Main Gate, there are huge straw sandals which are remade every hundred years.

Temple 45 Iwayaji

Honzon ( Main Deity )
Fudo Myoo
Address
1468 Nanatori, Kuma-kogen Town
Phone
0892-57-0417
Temple lodging facility ( Shukubo )
None

According to legend, this location was given to Kukai by a mysterious female recluse named Hokke-sennin. Kukai carved two Fudo Myoo statues and created this temple, which is considered a `nansho` ( difficult place ).