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Zenjibuji

Temple #32 of the Ohenro 88 temple pilgrimage

Temple thirty two in the Shikoku Ohenro pilgrimage is also known as the Temple of Ch'an Master's Peak. The temple is located on a small hill overlooking the Pacific Ocean and was founded by Kobo Daishi to safeguard ships at sea. The hill is said to be shaped like Mt. Potalaka, the dwelling place of Kannon Bosatsu in southern India, known as the Pure Land of Kannon. Locals call the temple Minedera (Summit Temple). To get there, catch a Kochi station bound bus from Gomen-Machi station and get off at the Mineji-dori bus stop. From there it’s about a 15 minute walk.

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