Zentsuji Temple

Zentsuji Temple is regarded as one of Japan’s most sacred places. It is one of the top three pilgrimage destinations in the entire country, and is the birthplace and spiritual home of Kobo Daishi (774-835 AD) – a highly influential Buddhist monk who founded the Shingon sect of Buddhism, one of the major schools of Buddhism in Japan. The temple also plays an important part in the famous 88 temple pilgrimage (Ohenro) of Shikoku, which retraces Kobo Daishi’s own steps across the island as he underwent his spiritual training.


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