Day 29: No.65 Sankaku-ji (三角寺)

The main gate of No.65 Sankaku-ji

Nio-statue of Sankaku-ji

The main gate with a temple bell welcomes the pilgrims at No.65 Sankaku-ji. It is the last sacred temple in Ehime prefecture (Iyo).

Considering the order in which pilgrims visit the temple, this is quite convenient (sometimes I cannot find where the bell is in the temple precincts). The red and black Nio-statue looks quite cool.


This Yakushi-do is said to be beneficial for curing warts and corns on the foot. Warts fall off like pine cones, and for corns, people pray by dedicating the Ema (votive tablet) with a picture of an octopus on it. The octopus’ suckers are said to remove corns.

The main temple of No.65 Sankaku-ji

Inside the main temple

In the main temple, only the entrance door was new, which looked bit strange. There was a big tree next to the main temple, which is probably a cherry blossom. I guess it would be very beautiful when in bloom.


Taishi-do of Sankaku-ji is decorated with carvings of white dragon

There was a white dragon carving in Taishi-do, which was a little different from other Daishi halls.

The stone sign post guides to inner sanctuary of No.65 Sankaku-ji (which is not included in 88 sacred temples)

The temple stamp of No.65 Sankaku-ji

Dedicated toJyuichi-men-Kanzeon-Bosatsu (十一面観世音菩薩)
Founded byGyoki-Bosatsu (行基菩薩)
DenominationShingon-sect Koya-group (真言宗高野派)
Mantraおん まか きゃろにきゃ そわか
On Maka Kyaronikya Sowaka
Next templeNo.66 Unpen-ji (18.1 Km away)
I also visited Bekkaku No.14 Tsubaki-do
Previous templeNo.64 Maegami-ji (45.2 Km away)
No.65 Sankaku-ji