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Temple 41, Ryūkō-ji

The Temple of the Dragon Light

Temple 41, Ryūkō-ji

Ryūkō-ji is temple No. 41 on the Shikoku pilgrimage, or Henro. The temple is located in the countryside not far from Uwajima, on a steep hillside with a fine view down a pastoral valley. Kūkai is said to have founded it in 807.

The temple, which is associated both with dragons and rice which are celebrated in Japan’s native religion, also includes an attractive Shintō shrine in its precincts. 

Information

Name in Japanese: 竜光寺

Pronunciation: ryūkōji

Address: 173 Mimachō Togari, Uwajima, Ehime

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