Sohonzan Zentsuji

総本山善通寺
The birthplace of Kukai, the representative Japanese monk
 Together with Kyoto’s Toji temple and Wakayama’s Koyasan, Zentsuji temple is a central temple of the Shingonshu sect of Buddhism. The temple was constructed at the site of the famous monk Kukai’s birth.
This temple is number 75 on the Shikou 88 Holy Places pilgrimage (making the pilgrimage to all 88 temples will get rid of bad luck, and grant your wishes), and many henro-san (pilgrims) visit here.
The spacious grounds have 45,000 square meters of land, and is dividing into the East and West section. To-in (East section) has a 43 meter tall 5-tiered pagoda, built in classic Japanese Buddhist architectural style.
Sai-in (West section) has the Treasure Hall, which houses the National Treasure Kondoshakujoto (the implements carried by monks when they are in training), in addition to an exhibit of approximately 20,000 items of cultural importance.
Address 香川県善通寺市善通寺町3-3-1
Telephone Number 0877-62-0111
Business HoursFree entrance to grounds (Treasure Hall reception open 8:00-16:30)
Days Closed for BusinessNo holidays
PriceTreasure Hall Adult (High School and above) 500 JPY, Child (Elementary and Middle School) 300 JPY
*20% discount available for groups over 20 people
Directions●JR Zentsuji Station
Approx. 30 minutes from JR Takamatsu Station to JR Marugame Station on the Yosan Line express train, 10 minutes with change to Tosan Line special express. 3 minutes from JR Zentsuji Station by car.

●Zentsuji IC
Approx. 10 minutes from Zentsuji IC by car

●Takamatsu Airport
Approx. 50 minutes fro Takamatsu Airport by car
ParkingPaid parking available *Can accommodate large buses
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