Situated right at the halfway point of Shikoku’s pilgrimage of 88 sacred sites, Daihō-ji temple is known as the nakafuda-jo (“middle temple”).
Standing at the end of the Sandō approach path, the temple is surrounded by huge sugi Cryptomeria cedars hundreds of years in age. Cloaked in stillness, the site exudes a dignified air. On the Sanmon temple gate are hung an offering of some of the largest straw sandals of any of the Fudasho temples. The temple grounds, with their refined air, create a mystical atmosphere that naturally soothes visitors in mind and spirit.
The temple’s name is said to be derived from its founding by brothers Myōjin Ukyō and Hayato in the year 701 (the first year of the Daihō era).
Fee for nōkyō offerings
With nōkyō-chō stamp register: ¥300
1-night stay with 2 meals included: ¥6,600 (tax included)
* Half price for elementary school students or younger
* Reservations required