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Nishiyama Kōryū-ji Temple

This temple built in 1375 is located in a wooded forest known for its magnificent autumn colours. It’s one of secondary temples of the Shikoku Pilgrimage.

Nishiyama Kōryū-ji Temple

Nishiyama Kōryū-ji is a temple located on a forested hillside in the western part of Saijō in Ehime. The main hall was built in 1375. It’s designated as an Important National Cultural Property. Nishiyama Kōryū-ji belongs to the Daigō School of the Shingon Buddhist sect. The temple is No.10 of the bangai unofficial temples of the 88-temple Shikoku Pilgrimage.

Three hundred Japanese maples or momiji are planted in the grounds of Nishiyama Kōryū-ji, which explains the popular name for Kōryū-ji, “Maple Temple” — Momijidera.

The three-storey pagoda, Niō Gate and Chōkushi Gate are considered particularly beautiful.

Information

Name in Japanese: 西山興隆寺

Pronunciation: nishiyama kōryūji dera

Address: 1657 Tanbaracho Kota, Saijo, Ehime 791-0505

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