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Iwaya-ji

  • Iwaya-ji

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    Iwaya-ji is Temple No. 45 of the Shikoku 88-temple pilgrimage. It’s said to have been founded in 815. Behind the temple is a cleft in a rock where Kōbō Daishi practised austerity and discipline. Around the main hall are several caves where hermits lived. The whole area has a unique atmosphere. The Daishidō hall is designated an important national cultural property. The grove of massive Japanese horse-chestnuts between the main gate and main hall has been selected as one of Japan’s hundred best natural scenes.

    Basic information

    Address
    1468 Nanatori, Kuma Kōgen, Kamiukena
    How to Get There
    About a 20 minute walk from the Iwayaji bus stop
    Open time
    Nokyo Reception [7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.]
    Filters
    • Travel by car recommended
    • Parking available
    Who are you traveling with?
    • Family
    • Couple
    • Friends
    • Alone
    • Senior
    Recommended seasons
    • Spring
    • Summer
    • Autumn
    Note
    Please be aware that changes may be made to the information due to various circumstances.
    For the latest information, please contact the respective facilities directly.
    ・Paid parking lot

    Detailed information

    Phone
    0892-57-0417
    Web Site
    https://www.iwayaji.jp/
    Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/iwayaji8845/
    Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/owarikoyasan_iwayaji/