Sohonzan Zentsu-ji Temple

Kagawa, Shikoku

Zentsu-ji, located in the city of Zentsuji, Kanagawa Prefecture, was built at the birthplace of the priest Kukai, who founded the Shingon sect of Buddhism, and was posthumously known as Kobo Daishi. Kukai is said to have built this temple at the residence of his father on returning from his studies in China. The temple ranks in importance alongside To-ji in Kyoto and Koya-san in Wakayama, and is regarded as one of the major memorials to Kobo Daishi. In the temple grounds is a well in which Kukai was given his first bath as a newborn baby.


3-3-1 Zentsuji-cho, Zentsuji-shi, Kagawa
Admission Fee
Houmotsu-kan (Treasury Hall): 500 yen (regular fee)
[Walk]JR Zentsu-ji Stn./20-min. walk

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