Zenjibu-ji Temple (32nd Temple of the Shikoku Pilgrimage)
The temple is one of the two pilgrimage sites in Nankoku that are part of the 88 pilgrimage temples in Shikoku.
Sitting atop a mountain along the coast of Tochi, it is the 32nd temple of the Shikoku pilgrimage.
It is also known locally as Minenji—which means mountaintop temple.
The two wooden Kongo-rikishi statues at the Niomon gate are designated Important Cultural Properties of Japan.
There is also the peculiar rock formation called Byobu Iwa, and you can also enjoy a view of the Pacific ocean from the temple grounds.
The principal image of the temple, the eleven-faced Kannon Bodhisattva, is also known as The Guardian of Ships—as it looks over and protects the ships sailing off the coast of Tosa.