Yashima-ji, Takamatsu

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Yashima-ji is a Shingon temple in Yashima, a lava plateau to the northeast of Takamatsu, Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. A branch temple of Ninna-ji in Kyoto, it is the eighty-fourth temple on the Shikoku 88 temple pilgrimage. It is said to have been founded as a Ritsu school temple by Ganjin in 754, and to have been converted by Kōbō Daishi. The 5x5 bay irimoya-zukuri tiled Hondō (1618) has been designated an Important Cultural Property. A Heian period wooden seated statue of Senjū Kannon and the temple bell (1223) are also Important Cultural Properties. There is a museum of temple treasures and items relating to the Battle of Yashima.
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  • August 9, 2017
    Battle of the Genpei War, the famous scenic spots, Yashima. We went to the parking lot at the Summit of Yashima driveway looking askance view of the Seto Inland Sea. It was a vivid vermilion pillars, but leave your car at the parking lot, started walking and soon saw the Yashima temple gate. It seems to me Yashima Temple is a temple of toshodai-ji Temple was built. On the right side of the main building that was built in the late Kamakura period, Mino Mountain God shrine. Large raccoon was enshrined in the sides of the vermilion Torii.
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  • July 20, 2017
    較 plasticity during the King of Yue, rules model medium Environment is not wrong, there is one other nearby view point. But chasing after said encounter one of three Japanese name Beaver Island Fox. Note that the mountain the Tollway.
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  • July 14, 2017
    I visited 7/13 in the intense heat. Jianzhen toshodai-JI was built by, and. Using Yashima Highway, is the main monument of a couple of large Pom Shikoku first designated, within the help daizaburo raccoon named ganjin, Kobo Daishi, laden with virtues, is funny. Forget Pom helped afterwards, Taira Shigemori Taira clan after the fall also helped, 語ri継ida of the battle of Yashima, and various legends are kept, is becoming as Pom PON Poko battle lumpkins. View from the observation deck of the lion spirit yan is good.
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  • May 29, 2017
    I really loved the shrine and the observation deck. I'd strongly suggest taking the bus (there seems to be no hiking trail anyway). The last bus left at 5:30pm when I was there (couple of days ago). The shrine is very quiet, pretty and has little shops around the observation deck during the day with food, souvenirs and ice cream. You can also buy the lucky charms quite cheap at the shrine!
  • April 27, 2017
    Some interesting shrines but nothing much to see. It's free entry
  • May 24, 2017
    Very nice walk to the Temple and nice atmosphere :)
  • June 16, 2017
    This is a beautiful temple. And good views. Sorry but no aerial tramway.
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  • April 7, 2017
    八十八 think of the temple there are many temples, neatly organized hand. I think I'm becoming tourist site is too clean, so I think, not enough taste, kinda dull.
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