Yashimaji Temple

Yashimaji Temple

Yashimaji Temple is a Buddhist temple located at Kagawa prefecture in Shikoku district. The temple is dedicated to Senjyu Kannon ( Thousand-Armed Avalokiteshwara ). It is the 84th temple of the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage.

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Name Yashimaji Temple
"屋島寺" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Address 1808, Yashimahigashimachi, Takamatsu-shi, Kagawa, Japan
"香川県高松市屋島東町字屋島峯1808" in Kanji (Chinese characters)
Access 10-minute drive from the Takamatsu-Higashi I.C. on the Takamatsu Expressway.
Admission Fee Free in the precincts
Telephone 087-841-9418


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Daibutsu (大仏) or "giant Buddha" is the Japanese term, often used informally, for large statues of Buddha. The oldest is that at Asuka-dera (609) and the best-known is that at Todai-ji in Nara (752). Todai-ji's daibutsu is a part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site Historic Monuments of Ancient Nara and National Treasure.

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