{Shikoku Hachijūhachikasho Meguri}


Shikoku Henro Trail
1200th Year Anniversary
--Special Events--

2014 is being sold as the 1200th anniversary of the henro trail. On the bottom of the pdf document linked to below, the Shikoku Hachijūhachi Kasho Reijōkai (www.88shikokuhenro.jp), the coordinating organization for the 88 temples, writes:

We are approaching the 1200th anniversary of the founding of the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage, said to have been founded by Kōbō Daishi, Saint Kūkai, in the 6th year of the Kōnin era (815).

"OShikoku" has grown and developed during the long 1,200 years that have passed since then, while fostering numerous supporting histories in local areas as a support for the hearts of people pining for the Daishi or as places to undertake ascetic practices.

The Shikoku Pilgrimage that has been passed down to us over the preceding 1,200 years, has rarely seen, even around the world, cultural assets over a wide area. With the goal of preserving this pilgrimage culture and passing it on to future generations, the Japanese government and it's citizens are trying to register the pilgrimage as a World Heritage Cultural Site.

The Pilgrimage on Shikoku Island includes, 1) a large support for the heart & spirit in the belief that one walks with the Daishi ("Dogyō Ninin"), 2) Shikoku's natural features bring together the stillness of the inland sea and the severity of the open sea, 3) the warm support of the local citizens with the practice of "Osettai." A culture particular to Shikoku Island has ripened and matured out of these three components.

The intensity of the circumstances that surround all of us nowadays, like natural disasters, economic recession, and international friction, is increasing and many people live their lives with vague feelings of unease and impatience. It is believed that the Shikoku Pilgrimage, with the world as it is, heals people with hearts full of pain, gives them courage, encourages and supports people to contribute to society, and can be a great help in fostering a spirit which faces these problems with consideration and sympathy.

During this anniversary year, both the Reijōkai and the 88 temples will undertake many types of anniversary projects in order to offer our thoughts of gratitude and thanks to the founder of the pilgrimage for his benevolence, for society's tranquillity, and even more, to advance recognition of the pilgrimage culture.

Duing this anniversary year, in order that many people, even individually, can feel and sense the pilgrimage culture, a sense of peace in their hearts and spirits, and can connect this with a vitality in their daily life, all 88 of the sacred temples are cooperating to welcome everyone to Shikoku.


Below is a list of the special events that the 88 main temples plan to hold throughout the year. Where an event says that reservations are required, keep this in mind:

The Japanese document (v2) that i'm translating to come up with the below information is here (~4M pdf).

And the small print... As they say at the bottom of the pdf document:

[Anything written in green are my comments and not something from the original document.]

(Last edited: 2013/10/29)
TEMPLE SPECIAL EVENTS DURING 2014
Temple 1: Public viewing of the Shaka Nyorai honzon. Viewed from a little further away than usual.
January, March, April, and July. 07:00-17:00.
Temple 2: The 10 World Mandala (Illustration of Hell & Paradise) in the hondō will be illuminated and viewable from outside.
2013/12/15–2015/1/15. 07:00-17:00.
Temple 3: The door of the cabinet housing the Shaka Nyorai honzon will be opened and the cabinet illuminated so that it is viewable from outside.
2013/12/15–2015/1/15. 07:00-17:00.
Temple 4: Exhibition of the Buddhist paintings/pictures of the temple head priest. In the meditation hall; viewed from the inner garden.
Saturdays, Sundays, and holidays during March, April, & May. 09:00-16:00.
Temple 5: Viewing the statues in the 500 Arhat Hall.
All year. 08:00-17:00. Adults: ¥200; Children: ¥100.
Temple 6: The interior of the sacred mausoleum will be open to the public. [Large golden Buddha (made by Matsumoto Akiyoshi), The Dual Wolrd Mandalas (painted by Manabe Shinshō), Kōbō Daishi's calligraphy on a stone, and more.]
The 8th–12th of March–May & September–November. 09:00-16:00. ¥500 (you will receiver a small commemorative gift). Reservation required. (No charge for pilgrims.)
Temple 7: Public viewing of the Amida Nyorai honzon. (Viewed inside the hondō)
Mondays, Wednesday, Saturday, & Sunday of March–June & September–December. 12:00-15:00. ¥500 (you will receiver a small commemorative gift).
(Groups need a reservation any month. January & February is limited to groups only)
Temple 8: Public viewing of the 1000-Armed Kanzeon Bosatsu honzon. The doors of the inner shrine (storehouse with earthen walls) will be opened and the interior illuminated. Viewing & worshipping allowed from the dirt floor area.
2013/12/15–2015/1/15. 07:00-17:00.
Temple 9: The sliding screen in front of the honzon, Shaka Nyorai entering nirvana, will be opened and the statue illuminated. Viewing from the outside. 2013/12/15–2015/1/15. 07:00-17:00.
Temple 10: Entry allowed into the hondō. Reservation required. 2013/12/15–2015/1/15. 08:00-16:00.
Temple 11: Public viewing of the Daishi statue in the daishidō. The doors on the cabinet will be opened and the interior viewable from outside.
2013/12/15–2015/1/15. 07:00-17:00.
Temple 12: The doors of the cabinets housing the statues in the hondō, daishidō, & a statue of Daikokuten, a buddha before Shakyamuni and currently the god of wealth among the 7 gods of good fortune), will be opened and the interiors illuminated. Viewable from outside. 2013/12/15–2015/1/15. 07:00-17:00.
Temple 13: - The doors of the cabinets housing the 11-Face Kanzeon Bosatsu honzon and the statue of Kōbō Daishi will be opened and illuminated. Both will be viewable from outside. In addition you will be able to see the statues of the Blue-faced Kongō (Vajra) and Amida Nyorai. 2013/12/15–2015/1/15. 07:00-17:00.
- Daishidō Memorial service, votive offerings, and a dance (Sō No Mai) designated as a Korean Important Intangible Cultural Treasure. The 21st of every month. ¥2,000. Performance and meal included. Reservation required.
Temple 14: The door on the cabinet housing the Miroku Bosatsu (Maitreya) honzon will be opened and illuminated. Viewable from outside. March–June & September–December. 07:00-17:00.
Temple 15: The temple garden, nationally recognized as a famous scenic spot and considered one of the leading gardens of Japan, will be opened to the public. It is in the artificial pond style, composed of the artificial garden (karesansui garden) and artificial mountain (tsukiyama karesansui) styles. 2013/12/15–2015/1/15. 09:00-16:00. ¥300 (pamphlet & entry ticket).
Temple 16: Votive offering plaques (Ema) telling true stories, which have been offered at the temple in the past, will be on public display in front of the hondō. 2013/12/15–2015/1/15. 07:00-17:00.
Temple 17: The statue of the standing 11-Faced Kanon will be on public display. (A designated National Important Cultural Treasure). The 18th of every month. 10:00–15:00. ¥300. Reservation required.
Temple 18: The honzon will be on public display. Viewable behind glass from outside.
Can be seen all day (24 hours) in March, April, and May.
Temple 19: - Entry into the hondō permitted to see the honzon and the drawings on the ceiling. Also, entry permitted to the abbot's quarters to see a sliding screen (fusuma) with a painting on it. 2013/12/15 – 2015/1/15. 09:00-16:00.
- The pagoda will be illuminated each night throughout the year from sunset to 21:00.
- The hibutsu (secret buddha statue; rarely shown to the public) of the Black-Faced Daishi That Removes Misfortune will be on public display. The 20th, 21st, and 22nd of every month. 09:00-16:00. ¥500. A small commemorative give will be offered.
Temple 20: The door on the cabinet housing the statue in the daishidō will be opened for public viewing of the statue. Viewable from outside. (Entry inside the daishidō not allowed). Throughout 2014, the 21st of every month according to the old lunar calendar. 08:00-16:00.
Temple 21: The door of Kōbō Daishi's shrine will be opened. Viewable from outside. The 21st of every month. 09:00-16:00.
Temple 22: The Yakushi Nyorai honzon will be on public display. Viewable from outside. 2013/12/15–2015/1/15. 07:00-17:00.
Temple 23: - Entry to the hondō permitted. 2013/12/15–2015/1/15. 09:00-16:00. ¥500. Tea, sweets, and a small commemorative gift will be offered. Reservation required.
- The Kōbō Daishi statue in the daishidō will be on public display. The 21st of every month. 09:00-16:00. ¥500. A small commemorative gift will be offered. Reservation required.
Temple 24: Great Heart Sutra. January 13th (Maybe/Probably a ceremony involving a special chanting of the Heart Sutra.)
The temple treasure house will be open for public viewing. November 3rd. 10:30-14:00.
Temple 25: Summer Festival (1200 year anniversary memorial service). June 23rd. 18:00-->
Temple 26: - The Yakushi Nyorai honzon will be on public display. 1/1-1/8. 07:00-17:00.
- The honzon in the Fudō Hall will be on public display. February 27th. 08:00-16:00.
- The honzon in the daishidō will be on public display. April 20th. 08:00-16:00.
- The temple treasure house will be opened to the public. April–June & September–November. 09:00-16:00. ¥500. A small commemorative give will be offered. Reservation required.
Temple 27: - First meeting ceremony(?) (Goma fire memorial service). January 18th. 11:00-->
- Summer festival. August 9th. 17:00-->
Temple 28: - The honzon (Dainichi Nyorai & the statues on either side) and the Kanzeon Bosatsu statue will be on public display. 4/21–5/28 and 10/21–11/28.
Temple 29: - Setsubun Hoshiku 2/3. 17:00--> (A memorial service to pray for health & good fortune and to cleanse your astrological star in order to prevent misfortune and disaster.)
- Obon 17th night festival. 8/17. 18:00-->
Temple 30: - Great Wisdom memorial service. 2/1. 14:00--> (Maybe/Probably a ceremony involving a special chanting of the Heart Sutra.)
- The statue in the daishidō will be on public display. 4/1–5/31. 07:00-17:00.
- Buddha's Birthday dedication concert. 4/6. 11:00--> and 14:00-->.
- The statue in the daishidō will be on public display. 10/1–11/30. 07:00-17:00.
Temple 31: - The Monju Bosatsu honzon (a hibutsu, secret buddha statue, rarely shown to the public) will be on public display. 4/25–5/25. 08:00-17:00.
- "Kaito Monju" (Buddhist painting) will be on public display. 4/25–5/25. 08:30-17:00.
- Buddhist Lantern Festival (Special memorial service). 5/10. Evening.
- The Monju Bosatsu honzon (a hibutsu, secret buddha statue, rarely shown to the public) will be on public display. 10/25–11/25. 08:00-17:00.
- Special viewing of paintings on fusuma by Dōmoto Inshō. October & November. 08:30-17:00.
Temple 32: - The statue in the daishidō will be on public display. 2014/1/1–2015/3/31. 07:00-16:00.
- Great Wisdom Memorial Service. 6/17. 14:00--> (Maybe/Probably a ceremony involving a special chanting of the Heart Sutra.)
Temple 33: - "Nagashi Sōmen" OSettai (sōmen noodles flowing down an open tube of water that you grab and eat). 7/21. 11:00-12:30 & 13:30-15:00.
- The Yakushi Nyorai, Nikkō Bosatsu, & Gekkō Bosatsu statues will be on public display. 11/12–11/16. 10:00-16:00. Reservation required
- The Bishamonten, Kisshō Nyoten, Zennishi Dōji, & Jūni Jinshō statues will be on public display. 11/12–11/16. Reservation required
- An exhibition of the calligraphy of Zen priest and teacher Yamamoto Genpō and his students. 12/6–12/8.
Temple 34: The Yakushi Nyorai honzon will be on public display. 4/25–5/25 & 10/25–11/25.
Temple 35: - Spring Festival (Great Wisdom Memorial Service). (Maybe/Probably a ceremony involving a special chanting of the Heart Sutra.). 4/20. 11:00-->.
- "Hana Matsuri" (annual festival for Buddha's B'Day). 5/6.
- Summer Festival (Great Wisdom Memorial Service). (Maybe/Probably a ceremony involving a special chanting of the Heart Sutra.). 8/15. 20:00-->.
- Summer Festival (Rishu Samadhi). 8/16. 10:00-->.
- The Yakushi Nyorai honzon will be on public display. 11/12–11/16. 10:00-16:00. Reservation required.
Temple 36: - Spring Festival. 2/27. 11:00-->.
- May Temple Service. 6/25. 11:00-->
Temple 37: The Yaoi Jizō Bosatsu honzon in the Okunoin will be on public display. 2014/3/21–2015/3/31. 08:00-17:00.
Temple 38: The 3-Face, 1,000-Arm Kanon honzon and the statues on either side will be on public display and the inner sanctuary of the temple will be open for public display. 3/25–5/5 & 10/25–11/25.
Temple 39: The statue in the daishdō will be on public display. 4/1–5/31 & 10/1–11/30. 07:00-17:00.
Temple 40: The Amida Nyorai and Fudō Myōō statues will be on public display and entry will be allowed into the hondō. March–May. 07:00-17:00.
Temple 41: Nothing different. As usual.
Temple 42: The Dainich Nyorai honzon will be on public display in the spring and autumn, but the times and dates are not yet decided.
Temple 43: - The Kōbō Daishi and Chishō Daishi statues will be on public display. 5/1–5/31 & 11/1–11/30.
- The 1000-Arm Kanon Bosatsu honzon will be on public display. 8/9. 10:00-21:00.
Temple 44: - A cord will be connected to the Kōbō Daishi statue so worshippers can make a connection to him by holding the other end of the cord. All year. 07:00-17:00.
- The statue of Kōbō Daishi will be on public display. (Still under consideration)
Temple 45: - The Kōbō Daishi statue will be on public display and a cord will be attached to it so that worshippers can make contact with it by holding the other end of the cord.
- Memorial service to celebrate both the 1,200 year anniversary and the completion of construction of the Henjōtō. 4/20. Reservation required.
Temple 46: The Kōbō Daishi statue will be on public display and worshippers can make a connection to it through an attached cord. All year. 05:00-17:00.
Temple 47: - Outdoor Goma Fire Festival. Lasting 8 days beginning on 4/29 (4/29–5/6).
- The Amida Nyorai honzon will be on public display during this time. 4/29–5/6
- After repairs/improvements to the inner sanctuary of the daishidō, the temple plans to connect a cord to the Kōbō Daishi statue so worshippers can make a connection with the statue by holding the other end of the cord.
Temple 48: The Kōbō Daishi statue will be on public display during the week of Spring Equinox. 3/18–3/24. 07:00-17:00.
Temple 49: The lattice door at the entrance to the hondō (a designated national cultural treasure) will be opened. Interior viewable from outside. 3/18&ndash.3/24. 08:00-16:00.
Temple 50: - The Kōbō Daishi statue will be on public display. All year. 07:00-17:00.
- Great Wisdom Memorial Service in the Shōten (Ganesh, but in the buddhist arena) Hall. 1/16 & 8/16. (Maybe/Probably a ceremony involving a special chanting of the Heart Sutra.)
Temple 51: Fukutoku Juyo Kanjō. 10/20–11/9. General
"Fukutoku"=Good fortune and prosperity. "Juyo"=To give, to confer. "Kanjō"=a Mikkyō initiation ceremony, very, very roughly, at this level, like baptism. There are many levels of kanjō as you progress along the mikkyō path (i think) and this may be the very first level, open to anyone. So, this is the Initiation Ceremony conferring Good fortune & prosperity on the recipients.
Temple 52: - Goma Prayer Service. The 17th of each month. 10:30-->
- Throwing Omochi Rice Cakes. (Mochimaki. Traditional Japanese celebration.) 4/20. 11:00 & 15:00.
- The honzon will be on public display. 10/19–26. 09:00-16:00.
Temple 53: The Kōbō Daishi statue will be on public display. In addition, a cord will be attached to the statue so worshippers can make a connection to it by holding the other end of the cord. All year. 07:00-17:00.
Temple 54: Throughout Heisei 27 (2015), the roof tiles on the hondō are being replaced. During the completion ceremony in May of Heisei 28 (2016), the Fudō Mōō honzon will be on public display.
(Not at all sure what this has to do with the celebrations that are taking place in 2014, but that's what is written in the document.?)
Temple 55: - A public display of the Kōbō Daishi statue in the spring is under consideration.
- The Daitsūchishō Butstu honzon will be on public display and the hondō will be open to the public. 11/9–11/16. 09:00-17:00.
(At least one book here at home calls the honzon the Daitsūchishō Nyorai instead of Butsu. FWIW.)
Temple 56: - The Kōbō Daishi statue will be on public display. All year. 07:00-17:00.
- During the spring and autumn equinox periods, the Kōbō Daishi statue will have a cord attached to it so that worshippers can make a connection to it by holding the other end of the cord. March & September.
Temple 57: - A market for items that are nationally known for being made in Imabari will be held. May—July, the 21st of each month. 10:00–12:00.
- Original goods will be sold in commemoration of the initial opening of the temple. Beginning in January 2014 and continuing.
Temple 58: - The 1,000-Arm Kazeon Bosatsu honzon will be on public display. All year. 07:00-17:00.
- For one week from the October Jōraku Kai (Meeting for everlasting peace?), Buddhist sermons will given and osettai will be offered. (Dates not yet decided)
Temple 59: Nothing different. As usual.
Temple 60: - "Hana Matsuri" (Festival for Buddha's B'Day). Sweet tea will be offered as osettai. 5/6. 09:00-14:00.
- A Goma fire ceremony will be held. 5/6. 11:00-12:00.
- The Kōbō Daishi statue in the daishidō will be on public display. 9/1–9/30. 09:00-16:00.
Temple 61: - A memorial service goma fire ceremony for Kōbō Daishi will be held. The 21st of every month. 13:00-->
- OSunafumi of the 88 Temples. 4/20 & 4/21. 08:00-16:00. (A small handful of sand/dirt from each of the 88 temples is brought in and lined up around the walls of a room with each temple getting its own display. Above the sand/dirt is usually a scroll with a painting of the honzon and it's mantra. Sometimes the sand/dirt is encapsulated and embedded in the floor so you can stand on it, therefore able to walk the entire henro trail by standing on all of them. Just as frequently, though, all of this is behind glass for viewing only.)
Temple 62: Nothing different. As usual.
Temple 63: - A Goma Service will be held during the annual "First Introduction to Bishamonten" service. 1/3. 10:00-->.
- First Laugh Rakugo. 1/3. 11:00-->
- Throwing Good Luck Omochi (Fukumochi Nage. Traditional Japanese celebration). 1/3. 12:00-->.
Temple 64: - The Kōbō Daishi statue will be on public display. 4/1–5/31. 07:00-17:00.
- The Kōbō Daishi statue will be on public display. 9/1–10/31. 07:00-17:00.
- Great Wisdom Service. Date undecided. (Maybe/Probably a ceremony involving a special chanting of the Heart Sutra.)
Temple 65: - The Kōbō Daishi and Miroku Bosatsu statues will be on public display during the spring equinox. Viewable from outside. 3/18–3/24.
- The Kōbō Daishi and Miroku Bosatsu statues will be on public display during the autumn equinox. Viewable from outside. 9/20–9/26.
Temple 66: - The honzon will be on public display. 9/9–9/11. 09:00-16:00.
- The honzon will be on public display. 10/14–10/16. 09:00-16:00.
- The honzon will be on public display. 11/18–11/20. 09:00-16:00.
Temple 67: The doors of the Kōbō Daishi Hall and the Tendai Daishi Hall will be open. 1/1–12/31. All year. 07:00-17:00.
Temple 68: Nothing different. As usual.
Temple 69: - Statue of Buddha entering nirvana (Nehanzō) will be on public display. 2/14–2/16. 08:00-16:00.
- The honzon will be on public display. 4/19–4/27 & 8/3–8/5. 08:00-16:00.
Temple 70: - Worshippers can stand in front of the Buddha in the hondō. 6/9–6/22. 08:00-16:00 (There is a charge, but it doesn't say how much.)
- Worshippers can stand in front of the Buddha in the hondō. 11/10–11/23. 08:00-16:00 (There is a charge, but it doesn't say how much.)
Temple 71: - The Yakuyoke Daishi honzon in the daishdō will be on public display (The first time in 320 years.) 2014/1/1–2015/3/10. 08:00-16:00.
- The five gilt bronze Four Heavenly Kings Bells will be on public display. (Designated National Cultural Treasures) 2014/1/1–2015/3/10. 08:00-16:00.
- An exhibition of the temple's treasures, including the Dual World Mandala. 2014/1/1–2015/3/10. 08:00-16:00.
- The interior of the Goma Hall will be open to the public. 2014/1/1–2015/3/10. 08:00-16:00.
- The inner door of the hondō will be open and the statue will be viewable. 2014/1/1–2015/3/10.
- The statue in the Okunoin will be shown to those who get an Okunoin nōkyō stamp. A Yakuyoke bracelet (prevents misfortune) will also be given to you. 2014/1/1–2015/3/10.
Note: Because of preparatory meetings for the Haru City Water Festival between 2014/3/18–2014/3/22, visiting these events will be prohibited during these few days.
Temple 72: - The Kanon Hall will be open to the public. 3/1–3/9.
- The hondō will be open to the public. 3/18–3/24.
- The hondō will be open to the public. 9/20–9/26.
- The Kanon Hall will be open to the public. 10/1–10/13.
Temple 73: - The Coral Buddha related to the temple's origins will be on display. 4/1–5/31. 07:00-17:00.
- The Coral Buddha related to the temple's origins will be on display. 10/1–11/30. 07:00-17:00.
Temple 74: - The Kokui Daishi statue will be on public display in the daishidō. 3/1–5/6. (until the end of the Golden Week holiday) 08:00-16:00.
- The Kokui Daishi statue will be on public display in the daishidō. 10/1–11/30. 08:00-16:00.
Temple 75: - A special opening of the temple treasure house and exhibition of the main temple treasures. 4/26–6/15. (There is a charge, but it doesn't say how much.)
- A special public opening of the 5-Story Pagoda. 4/26–5/6. 09:00-16:00 (There is a charge, but it doesn't say how much.)
- Celebration service for the 1,200 year anniversary with an outdoor goma fire ceremony. 5/9.
- The standing exhibition in the treasure house will be open. In addition, a special exhibition of Chigo Daishi (the Daishi as a boy). 10/11–11/24. (There is a charge, but it doesn't say how much.)
- A special showing of the opening section of the "One Letter One Buddha" copy of the Lotus Sutra. 11/3.
Written by the Daishi and designated a national treasure. After writing each character of the sutra he stopped and painted a seated buddha next to it before progressing on to the next character! (Picture here)
Temple 76: - The Kariteimo statue will be on public display. The 16th of every month. 10:00-16:00.
- Entry into the daishiō will be permitted. The 25th of ever month. 07:00-17:00.
Temple 77: Nothing different. As usual.
Temple 78: New Year's "Ward Off Misfortune" Festival. 1/1–1/3. 08:00-16:00. (There is a charge, but it doesn't say how much.)
There will be an application system in place for the festival.
Temple 79:
Temple 80: - Great Wisdom Memorial Service. 1/17. 13:00--> (Maybe/Probably a ceremony involving a special chanting of the Heart Sutra.)
- Memorial service for dead and aborted fetuses. 6/1. 14:00-->
- The Bishomonten Hall will be open to the public. 8/1–9/30. 08:00-16:00.
Temple 81: - New Year's "Revision/Update" Meeting. 1/1–1/3. 07:00-17:00.
- New Year's Great Goma Fire Memorial Service. 1/26. 12:00-->
- The honzon will be on public display during the 1,000 Day Meeting. 7/10. 10:00-14:00.
- The okunoin of Emperor Sutoku's mausoleum will be on public display. In addition, the temple treasure house will be open to the public. 9/21 & 9/28. 09:00-16:00 (Tickets)
- 850 year mourning service for Emperor Sutoku and memorial service for the 1,200 year anniversary for the pilgrimage. 9/21.
- Great goma fire ceremony mourning service for Emperor Sutoku. 9/28. 13:00-->
Temple 82: The Godai Myōō statue will be on public display. 4/1–4/30. 09:00-16:00.
Temple 83: - New Year Daishi Great Wisdom Tendoku Service. 1/20. 13:00--> (Maybe/Probably a ceremony involving a special reading & chanting of the Heart Sutra.)
- The Fire Rites Festival. 2/3. 07:00-17:00. (There is a charge, but it doesn't say how much.) An application system will be in place for the festival. Applications can be turned in advanced or on the day of the festival.
- The standing Buddha statue in the hondō will be on public display. 5/12–5/18. 11:00-16:00. (There is a charge, but it doesn't say how much.)
- The standing Buddha statue in the hondō will be on public display. 9/10–9/15. 11:00-16:00. (There is a charge, but it doesn't say how much.)
- The standing Buddha statue in the hondō will be on public display. 10/8–10/13. 11:00-16:00. (There is a charge, but it doesn't say how much.)
Temple 84: Nothing different. As usual.
Temple 85: - The honzon will be on public display. 1/1–1/5. 10:00-15:00.
- Morning Worshippers meeting and Red bean soup osettai. The 1st of every month except January, July, August, & September. 10:00-->
(The Red bean soup is limited to the first 100 people)
Temple 86: - Goma fire service for the 1,200 year anniversary. 5/18. 13:00-->
- The honzon will be on public display. 7/16. 10:00-16:00. & 7/17. 11:00-13:00. (There is a charge, but it doesn't say how much.)
- The Daishidō, Five-story pagoda, & Enma Hall will be open to the public. The 17th–21st of every month. 07:00-17:00. (There is a charge but, it doesn't say how much.)
Temple 87: - "Shamisen Mochitsuki." 1/2. 09:00-13:00. (Pounding mochi while a group of shamisen players play music and encourage you.)
- Large Mirror-shaped Power Mochi. 1/7. 12:00-15:30. (Large mochi in the shape of a mirror and stacked one on top of the other in front of the temple as an offering, then later eaten.
- The hondō will be open to the public. Ohagi settai. (Ohagi=rice balls with sweet red beans) 5/18. 10:00-15:00. Ohagi settai limited to the first 100 people.
- The daishidō will be open to the public. 12/4. 10:00-15:00.
Temple 88 - The honzon will be on public display. The 8th–12th of every month. 09:00-15:00. (There is a charge, but it doesn't say how much.)
- A Goma fire ceremony offering to the honzon. The 12th of every month. 15:00. (There is a charge, but it doesn't say how much.)
- On 6/8 only, a China-Japan memorial service will be held. 09:00.
- On 12/12 only, a "Fulfilling Your Vow" memorial service will be held. 15:00. Reservation required.