Temple 25 – Shinshoji
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About this Place

Shinshoji is a temple of the Shikoku Pilgrimage located in Muroto City, Kochi Prefecture. It sits on top of a hill overlooking Murotsu port. In 807 AD, Kukai, the Buddhist monk who went on to establish the Shikoku Pilgrimage, chose this location specifically to build a temple. He found that the shape of the mountain resembled the jewel held by a Jizo Bodhisattva, and deemed this area to be a spiritual and auspicious location. The deity personally engraved by Kukai, “Uatori Jizo”, became the guardian deity of fishermen at this temple. Followers often come here to pray for the prosperity of their fishing business and for their safety at sea, including warding off fire disasters.

The stone steps leading up to the main hall of Shinshoji are quite tall and steep, as if they are reaching for the heavens. Looking out from the main hall, the ocean spreads far and wide in front of your eyes. The Murotsu River and port can be seen from here. With good eyesight, you can even see Temple 26 – Kongochoji hiding in the gap between Gyodo Cape and the trees.

Hours

Open
Mon
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Key Distances

Walking times are estimated with an average speed of 4 kilometers per hour.
walking distance1 hour 37 minutes
walking distance55 minutes
236.5 km from pilgrimage start: Temple 1 – Ryozenji
867.0 km to pilgrimage end: Temple 1 – Ryozenji

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Hours

Open
Mon
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thu
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fri
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat
7:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sun
7:00 am - 5:00 pm

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Muroto, Kochi
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