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Ryozen-ji, the first temple of the pilgrimage circuit

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The pilgrimage of 88 hallowed grounds in Shikoku, said to have developed by Kobo Daishi, or Kukai, about 1,200 years ago, is called “Ohenro.” Ryozen-ji is the first temple to visit in the pilgrimage covering some 1,400 kilometers in total, affectionately called “Ichiban-san,” and many pilgrims start their Ohenro from this temple.

Street address

126 Bando Tsukahana, Oasa-cho, Naruto City, Tokushima Prefecture

Access

  • 10 minutes by foot from JR Bando Station

Opening Hours

Hours for acceptance of copied sutras: 07:00-17:00

Closed

Open all year

Website

https://discovertokushima.net/en/culture/shrines_temples/ryozenji-temple/

Best season

All year

Point

You can prepare yourself for the start of Ohenro with pilgrimage goods sold at the store at the temple.

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