Tairyuji Temple and Tairyuji Ropeway

The Shikoku Pilgrimage, or Shikoku Henro, is a circular pilgrimage that encompasses 88 temples and sacred sites around the island of Shikoku. The route follows the path taken by the famous Buddhist monk Kukai (Kobo Daishi; 774–835). Tairyuji Temple is one of the pilgrimage sites in Tokushima Prefecture. The temple near the summit of Mt. Tairyuji (618 m) dates from the late eighth century. You can reach the temple via the Tairyuji Ropeway, which takes around 10 minutes from the foot of the mountain. At approximately 2,775 meters in length, the ropeway is the longest in western Japan. The mountain views from the ropeway are a highlight of the trip.

Basic Infomation

  • Address
    76 Tano, Wajikigo Aza, Naka-cho, Naka-gun, Tokushima
  • Hours
    Ropeway: 8:00 to 17:00 (Last service up the mountain 4:40 p.m.) * Regular 20-minute intervals; operating intervals may change during busy periods.
  • Closed
    No closed days
  • Admission
    Ropeway fares:
    Adults: 2,600 yen round trip (1,300 yen one way)
    Junior and senior high school students: 1,950 yen round trip (980 yen one way)
    Children: 1,300 yen round trip (650 yen one way) *Group discount for 15 or more people
  • Website
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