Okuboji Temple is the 88th temple in Shikoku's 88 sacred sites related to Kukai, the 88 sacred sites in Shikoku.
On a pilgrimage, completing a pilgrimage to all 88 sacred sites is called ``Yugan,'' and many people make this prayer at Okuboji Temple, which has been designated as the 88th final stop.
Therefore, for a fee, you can have a ``kechigansho'' written on the temple grounds, which is proof that you have visited all 88 locations.
When going on a pilgrimage, it is common practice to walk along the path with a vajra staff, said to be Kukai's alter ego. If you offer the Vajra staff you used when making your vows, you can have it cooked in bulk in the spring.
This temple, which is inseparable from the pilgrimage, was founded by Gyoki in the Nara period. Later, around 810, Kukai trained at Okunoin Temple, where he carved a statue of Yakushi Nyorai and enshrined it there.
■ Basic information
Name: Okuboji Temple
Address: 96 Tawakanewari, Sanuki City, Kagawa Prefecture
Nearest station: Takamatsu-Kotohira Electric Railway Nagao Line Nagao Station (30 minutes by car)
Business hours: 7:00-17:00
No regular holiday
Parking: Parking available in nearby parking lots
*Please check the website for detailed information.