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Zentsu-ji Temple

3-3-1 Zentsujicho, Zentsuji 765-8506, Kagawa Prefecture
+81 877-62-0111
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Apparently we were the first visitors our volunteer guides had taken to this site. Numbered 75 of... read more

Reviewed 13 July 2017
Madison, Wisconsin

Zentsu-ji has a number of important and interesting buildings, including a very good museum... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Paso Robles, CA
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3-3-1 Zentsujicho, Zentsuji 765-8506, Kagawa Prefecture
+81 877-62-0111
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Reviewed 13 July 2017

Apparently we were the first visitors our volunteer guides had taken to this site. Numbered 75 of the 88 on a pilgrimage route for Shingon Buddhists. Tourists in Kagawa are usually shunted off to Konpira the Shinto shrine. We, however, were on a mission to...More

Thank yosconnie
Reviewed 8 May 2017

Zentsu-ji has a number of important and interesting buildings, including a very good museum. Pilgrims are often seen there. Pilgrims on the entry bridge provide a particularly good photo opportunity.

Thank paso57
Reviewed 15 April 2017

Number 75 on the 88-temple pilgrimage of Shikoku, Zentsuji is much more impressive than many because it is the reputed birthplace of the founder of Shingon, Kobo Daishi. There are multiple buildings scattered on the grounds which make it fun to explore. You may also...More

Thank Lara N
Reviewed 17 January 2017

It may not be the best sightseeing venue.The temple has a long history. It was established by a monk over a thousand years ago. He went to China to learn Buddhist teaching and bought it back to Japan. As such, the temple tells the history...More

Thank sam3381
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Anyone visiting Japan will see many temples and they can blur into one but Zentsu-ji will stand out in your memory. It is number 75 of the 88 Temple Pilgrimage on Shikoku and probably the most important as it is the birthplace of Kobo Daishi,...More

Thank SimonB-Ely
Reviewed 14 October 2016

We came to Zentsuji specifically to do the underground tunnel ("kaidan meguri."). It was spooky but thrilling. The four of us made a train with our hands on each others' shoulders, left hands touching the wall; and it seemed to take forever to walk through...More

Thank OnsenFans
Reviewed 8 June 2016 via mobile

I wouldn't rank this as my most favourite sight on Shikoku but as Japanese temples go, this one is good because it's so big. Lots of interesting things tucked away in corners and a neat pitch black passageway and shrine under the main temple building...More

Thank occhiolist
Reviewed 21 July 2015

This complex of temples & pagodas mark the birthplace of Kobo Daishi, the founder of Shinbone Buddhism; it is surrounded by a town and the juxtaposition of the temples & modern buildings offers some interesting photo opportunities.

Thank nbrownlaw
Reviewed 16 July 2015

Great temple, wonderful treasury museum and the pagoda is great. We enjoyed the full experience, the treasury had a great exhibition, amazing display from different century's. Peaceful and tranquil.

Thank Gary B
Reviewed 27 January 2015

Zentsu-ji is in a tiny town with no tourist information center that we could find. We got a map from the JR clerk but it was only in Japanese. Directions: go out the station door and keep walking straight till you see the pagoda. On...More

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