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Temple 74, Kōyama-ji

The Temple of the Helmet Mountain

Temple 74, Kōyama-ji

Koyama-ji is temple No. 74 on the Shikoku pilgrimage. The temple is closely associated with Kobo Daishi.Just above the Hondo is a spring in a small grotto, and a large stone water trough nearby. Near the temple is Mannoike pond, one of the civil works projects for which Kobo Daishi was famed. It’s a huge irrigation reservoir built on the orders of the Emperor. A statue of Kobo Daishi stands on the dam.

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Name in Japanese: 甲山寺

Pronunciation: kōyama-ji

Address: 1765-1 Hirotacho, Zentsuji, Kagawa 765-0071

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