Day 32: No.80 Kokubun-ji (国分寺)

The main gate of No.80 Kokubun-ji

The “last” Sanuki Kokubun-ji (out of 4 different Kokubun-ji in 4 different prefectures) welcomes pilgrims with a magnificent pine tree and the main gate.

The Nio-statue

Once I went through the main gate, there was a mini 88 sacred temple tour, in which the main statues enshrined at each temple were lined up in a row, and it was quite spectacular.

The bell tower is the oldest one in Shikoku

The bell tower is the oldest in Shikoku, built in the Nara era period.

The main temple of No.80 Kokubun-ji

The seven gods of good fortune


After finishing worship at the main temple, I went to Taishi do, then I noticed familiar faces, the two students who were doing pilgrims by bicycle. They seemed a little surprised because I cached up them while we met 3 days ago. However, they seemed to have visited 9 temples just in one day yesterday, including Shiramine-ji, so they were actually very fast 🙂

Met two students who’re doing pilgrims by bicycle again (who I met 3 days ago)

The temple stamp of No.80 Kokubun-ji

Dedicated toSenjyu-Kanzeon-Bosatsu (千手観世音菩薩)
Founded byGyoki-Bosatsu (行基菩薩)
DenominationKogi-Shingon-sect Omuro-group (古義真言宗御室派)
Mantraおん ばさら たらま きりく
On Basara Tarama Kiriku
Next templeNo.81 Shiromine-ji (6.5 Km away)
Previous templeNo.79 Kosho-in Tenno-ji (6.6 Km away)
No.80 Kokubun-ji