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Konyo-ji Temple (Koya-dera Temple)
Konyo-ji Temple (also known as Koya-dera), said to be built by the famous priest Gyoki in the Nara period, was burned by Oda Nobunaga during the Sengoku period of civil war and later rebuilt in the Edo period. The main temple gate, Kannon-do Hall, and two statues in the Gyoki-do Hall (depicting Komoku-ten and Tamon-ten, two of Buddhism's Four Heavenly Kings) are all Designated Prefectural Cultural Properties. On the temple grounds is a group of small stone statues representing the 88-temple pilgrimage of the island of Shikoku, and a course is set up for visitors to navigate through the statues. The Gyoki Festival is held here every April 2nd and 3rd; the Juni Yakushi (12 Heavenly Generals of Buddhism) Festival is held on August 12th, and sees many visitors attending to pray for household safety.

Address 2-169 Teramoto, Itami 664-0026
Contact Konyo-ji Temple 072-781-6015
Parking Lot

From Itami Station on the JR Takarazuka Line or Hankyu Itami Line, ride the City Bus bound for Koyanosato or for Minamihata/Aramaki Koen via Koinouchi, and get off at the Koyanosato stop