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Yashimaji Temple on the summit of the Yashima plateau near Takamatsu was founded in the 8th century by the Chinese monk, Ganjin.
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Mountain Cave Temples of Shodoshima
The Shodoshima Temple Pilgrimage on Shodoshima Island in the Inland Sea includes a number of temples built in caves high up in the mountains.
Kotohiragu Kompirasan Shrine
The island of Shikoku is a land of pilgrimage. One of them ends in the locality of Kotohira, in direction of Kotohiragu Kompirasan shrine. A popular pilgrimage despite its difficult walk.
Zentsuji Temple Kagawa Prefecture
Zentsuji Temple in Kagawa Prefecture in northern Shikoku near Takamatsu is number 75 and the largest of the 88 Sacred Temples of Shikoku.
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