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Temple 76 Konzoji

Honzon ( Main Deity )
Yakushi Nyorai
Address
1160 Konzoji-cho, Zentsuji City
Phone
0877-62-0845
Temple lodging facility ( Shukubo )
None

In 774, Wake no Michimaro ( Dozen ) founded this temple and named it Dozenji. Enchin ( 794-864 ), cousin of Kukai, after returning from China in 858 lived here for a while and remodeled the buildings to look like Seiryuji in China. The buildings were destroyed during the 16th Century; however, they were rebuilt during the Kanei era ( 1624-1644 ).

Temple 77 Doryuji

Honzon ( Main Deity )
Yakushi Nyorai
Address
1-3-30 Kitagamo, Tadotsu Town
Phone
0877-32-3577
Temple lodging facility ( Shukubo )
None

The founding story of this temple is that in 749, Wake no Michitaka ( Doryu ) accidently shot a nurse with an arrow and in his grief carved a statue of Yakushi Nyorai and constructed a small hut to enshrine it in. Later, Kukai came and carved a larger statue and placed the smaller one inside.

Temple 78 Goshoji

Honzon ( Main Deity )
Amida Nyorai
Address
1435 Utazu Town
Phone
0877-49-0710
Temple lodging facility ( Shukubo )
None

It is believed that Gyoki founded this temple in the early 8th Century and named it Dojoji. Later, Kukai visited here and restored the dilapitated buildings. Ippen ( 1239-1289 ) also stayed here converting the temple to the Jishu sect. For a while this temple prospered as a nenbutsu training site.

Temple 79 Tennoji

Honzon ( Main Deity )
Juichimen Kannon Bosatsu
Address
1713-2 Ten-no, Nishino-sho-cho, Sakaide City
Phone
0877-46-3508
Temple lodging facility ( Shukubo )
None

Kukai is believed to have founded this temple; however the connection with Emperor Sutoku ( 1119-1164 ) is more well known. Sutoku was exiled to modern-day Takamatsu and died there. While the news of his death was taken to Kyoto, his body was kept in this temple`s pond. Thus, the name of this temple became `Emperor`s Temple.` ( Tennoji ) and is better known than its original name of Kosho-in.

Temple 80 Kokubunji

Honzon ( Main Deity )
Juichimen Senju Kannon Bosatsu
Address
2065 kokubunji-cho-kokubu, Takamatsu City
Phone
087-874-0033
Temple lodging facility ( Shukubo )
None

This is the fourth of the Shikoku provincial temples ( kokubunji ) and was founded by Gyoki Bosatsu who carved the 5.2km-high main deity statue. Later, Kukai came, repaired the statue and made this temple a sacred site. The bell and Main Hall have escaped any damage over the centuries and are Important Cultural Treasures.

Temple 81 Shiromineji

Honzon ( Main Deity )
Senju Kannon Bosatsu
Address
2635 Omi-cho, Sakaide City
Phone
0877-47-0305
Temple lodging facility ( Shukubo )
None

In 815, Kukai buried a jewel at the summit of Mt Shiromine ( 336m ), dug a well, and prayed for the salvation of all living beings. Later, Chisho Daishi saw the spritual light given off by the jewel, carved a Senju Kanzeon statue and officially founded this temple. The tomb of Emperor Sutoku is located here. ( See Temple 79 )

Temple 82 Negoroji

Honzon ( Main Deity )
Senju Kannon
Address
1506 Nakayama-cho, Takamatsu City
Phone
087-881-3329
Temple lodging facility ( Shukubo )
None

Kukai is said to have visited this site before going to China, built a grass hut and consecrated it as a sacred place. Later, in 832, Chisho Daishi came and was told by a mysterious old man to build various buildings in the area. There is a story from 400 years ago of a `ushi-oni` ( devil cow ) which tormented the local people. An expert archer, Yamada Kuroudo Takakiyo, was able to kill the beast, and today a statue of it can be seen at this temple.