Outside the city
- Art & Culture
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.
- 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.)
- Travel by car recommended
- Parking available
- Who are you traveling with?
- Recommended seasons
- Please be aware that changes may be made to the information due to various circumstances.
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・Paid parking lot