Cultural Assets-Temples and Shrines

Kosen-ji Temple (Kyoshi Kannon)

Located at the foot of Mount Takanoyama, Kosen-ji Temple is known affectionately by the locals as “Kannon-san of Kyoshi.”
The principal object of worship is a statue of the Juichimen (“11-faced”) Kannon Bosatsu deity, which is believed to be the work of En no Gyoja. This statue is usually concealed from public view. So a mock Kannon Bosatsu statue has been placed in front of the zushi, the miniature shrine that houses the real statue. On the temple grounds are the Gyoja-do hall and a stone monument engraved with writing about the 28 Katsuragi sutra mounds. Behind the main hall is a stone mini shrine—which houses a statue of En no Gyoja—and a stone monument assumed to mark the grave of En no Gyoja’s mother. Kosen-ji Temple is believed to be one of the temples of the fourth prayer station on the Katsuragi Shugen pilgrimage trail.


Misaki Town Industry and Tourism Department 072-492-2730


1464 Kyoshi, Misaki-cho, Sennan-gun, Osaka Prefecture


30 min. walk from Nankai Kyoshi Station




Open 24 hours


Open year-round