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Temple 54 Enmeiji

Honzon ( Main Deity )
Fudo Myoo
Address
636 Agata-ko, Imabari City
Phone
0898-22-5696
Temple lodging facility ( Shukubo )
None

Founded by Gyoki, this temple prospered as a temple for scholarly learning. There are various legends about people trying to take the bell ( made in 1704 ) and when they did, it would ring without anyone touching it with a sound 'inuru inuru' ( home home ). The thieves became scared and always returned the bell.

Temple 55 Nankobo

Honzon ( Main Deity )
Daitsu-chisho Nyorai
Address
3-1 Bekku-cho, Imabari City
Phone
0898-22-2916
Temple lodging facility ( Shukubo )
None

It was a shrine where one could pray for safety at sea and was affiliated with the well-known Ichinomiya Shrine on Omishima Island in the Seto Inland Sea. In 712, it was moved to Shikoku and became a temple. During World War II, it burned down; however, after the war it was rebuilt.

Temple 56 Taisanji

Honzon ( Main Deity )
Jizo Bosatsu
Address
1-9-18 Koizumi, Imabari City
Phone
0898-22-5959
Temple lodging facility ( Shukubo )
None

In olden times, almost every year the nearby Soja River flooded and many people died, so in 815, Kukai perfomed a ritual on its bank and directed the people to create a levee. In front of the Daishi Hall, there is a pine tree called `Furomatsu` said to have been planted by Kukai. Even after the tree wilts, a new tree emerges.

Temple 57 Eifukuji

Honzon ( Main Deity )
Amida Nyorai
Address
200 yawata-ko, Tamagawa-cho, Imabari City
Phone
0898-55-2432
Temple lodging facility ( Shukubo )
None

At the summit of Mt. Futo, Kukai conducted the fire ritual ( goma ) in order to prevent disasters at sea. On the last day of this ritual, Amida Nyorai appeared from the ocean. On each side of the Main Hall, there are copies of the `Buddhist feet rocks` from the temple in India where Shaka achieved enlightenment.

Temple 58 Senyuji

Honzon ( Main Deity )
Senju Kannon Bosatsu
Address
483 Bessho-ko, Tamagawa-cho, Imabari City
Phone
0898-55-2141
Temple lodging facility ( Shukubo )
Available

During the mid-7th Century, a local ruler, Ochi Morioki, built his temple. One legends states that the main deity was carved by a female dragon which came up the Ryutogawa River from the ocean. The temple fell into disuse, but was restored by Kukai and prospered.

Temple 59 Kokubunji

Honzon ( Main Deity )
Yakushi Nyorai
Address
4-1-33 Kokubu, Imabari City
Phone
0898-48-0533
Temple lodging facility ( Shukubo )
None

This is the provincial temple of Ehime prefecture founded by Gyoki in 741. There are many cultural properties displayed in the shoin ( study hall ). There is also a statue of Kobo Daishi with which you can shake hands and make a wish. As well, if you touch the vase of Yakushi while praying, it is believed that you will be cured of any sickness.