Slow Walk Illustrated Guide


Zentsu-ji Tanjo-in Birthplace Complex (West Temple)

Gokurakubori moat masonry wall



This is the Gokurakubori moat masonry wall, which is a registered tangible cultural property. Gokurakubori (lit., paradise moat) is named as such, due to the sight of the lotus flowers and water lilies in full bloom, as well as the turtles, which were allowed to roam freely. It measures roughly 90 m in length from south to north and 1.3 m in depth. A large portion of its retaining wall is formed using "random range ashlar masonry," and for the portions north of the Benten Shrine to the north, "ashlar masonry" is used. The portions using random range ashlar masonry were established in 1889 at the same time that the Deva Gate was constructed.

Designated Section

Registered tangible cultural property



Meiji Period; Meiji 22 (1889)


3-3-1 Zentsuji-cho, Zentsuji City, Kagawa Prefecture