“Monthly Pilgrimage” in which pilgrims receive a special red stamp at one temple once a month

A new pilgrimage initiative starting on the occasion of this 1300 year commemorative event in which pilgrims receive a special red seal at one designated pilgrimage site once a month

In recent years, Japan has been hit with one natural disaster after another, and there is growing concern toward the increasingly volatile state of global affairs. While it has been five years since the Great East Japan Earthquake, Japan is still on the path toward recovery.
On the occasion of the 1300th anniversary of the inception of the Saigoku Sanjusansho Pilgrimage, a Buddhist memorial service will be held every month at one temple on the pilgrimage circuit, in addition to a “monthly pilgrimage” to pray for the recovery of disaster stricken areas and for world peace together with pilgrims. On the day of the memorial service, participants will receive a special stamp together with the red stamp in your nokyo-cho (prayer book), so do participate in this event! This pilgrimage format will be continued after the end of the commemorative event.

Starting from April 2016 at the first pilgrimage site!

This is a new pilgrimage format in which pilgrims receive a special red stamp (seen above) at one temple along the pilgrimage route in numerical order once a month at a designated date and time. We will continue this pilgrimage format into the future.

月参り巡礼スケジュール

  Temple name Date held (time of Buddhist memorial service)
*Red seals are given out during the whole day (within nokyo hours of each day).
Location Telephone number
26 Ichijyoji 2018/05/16 11:00 Hyogo prefecture

0790-48-2006

27

Engyoji

2018/06/17 10:00, 13:00 Hyogo prefecture

079-266-3327

28

Nariaiji

2018/07/15 10:00 Kyoto prefecture

0772-27-0018

29

Matsuno'odera

2018/08/26 11:00 Kyoto prefecture

0773-62-2900

30

Hougonji

2018/09/09 11:00
※When a ship is not navigated in stormy weather 09/18 11:00
Shiga prefecture

0749-63-4410

31

Chomeiji

2018/10/17 09:00 Shiga prefecture

0748-33-0031

32

Kannonshoji

2018/11/18 10:00 Shiga prefecture

0748-46-2549

33 Kegonji 2018/12/18 09:00 Gifu prefecture

0585-55-2033

 

1 Seigantoji 2019/01/18 10:00 Wakayama Prefecture 0735-55-0001
2 Kongohoji (Kimiidera) 2019/02/17 14:00 Wakayama Prefecture 073-444-1002
3 Kokawadera 2019/03/17 13:30 Wakayama Prefecture 0736-73-4830

*The above is the schedule to date. It may change depending on circumstances.