Zents%C5%ABji, Kagawa
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Zents%C5%ABji, Kagawa

Zentsuji Temple
Zentsuji Temple
Flag of Zents?ji
Official seal of Zents?ji
Location of Zents?ji in Kagawa Prefecture
Location of Zents?ji in Kagawa Prefecture
Zents?ji is located in Japan
Location in Japan
Coordinates: 34°13?N 133°47?E / 34.217°N 133.783°E / 34.217; 133.783Coordinates: 34°13?N 133°47?E / 34.217°N 133.783°E / 34.217; 133.783
PrefectureKagawa Prefecture
 o MayorMasanori Hiraoka (since May 2010)
 o Total39.88 km2 (15.40 sq mi)
(June 1, 2011)
 o Total34,114
 o Density855.42/km2 (2,215.5/sq mi)
 o TreeCinnamomum camphora
 o FlowerChrysanthemum
Time zoneUTC+9 (JST)
City hall address2-1-1 Bunkyo, Zentsuji-shi, Kagawa-ken

Zents?ji (?, Zents?ji-shi) is a city located in Kagawa Prefecture, Japan. The city was founded on March 31, 1954.

As of June 1, 2011, the city has an estimated population of 34,114, with 13,079 households and a population density of 855.42 persons per km². The total area is 39.88 km².

Zents?ji city hall

The city is the place where K?kai (also known as K?b? Daishi) was born. The origin of the city name is Zents?-ji Buddhist temple. The Zents?ji Temple, from which the town gets its name, is the 75th temple on the 88-temple Shikoku Pilgrimage. It is also one of the three temples on the tour, that K?kai visited, the others being Tairy?ji and Muroto Misaki, as K?kai mentioned them by name in his writings.[]

Zents?ji is also home to Shikoku Gakuin University.

Farmers of the Zents?ji region found a way to grow cubic watermelons, by growing the fruits in glass boxes and letting them naturally assume the shape of the receptacle. The square shape is designed to make the melons easier to stack and store, but the square watermelons are often more than double the price of normal ones. Pyramid shaped watermelons have also been developed.[]

Famous places

International relations

Twin towns/Sister cities

Zents?ji is twinned with:


  1. ^ "Exchange programmes between Hirado and China, Hirado and Holland and other exchange programmes in Hirado City, Nagasaki Prefecture, Japan". City of Hirado, Nagasaki Official Website. Archived from the original on 2012-02-12. Retrieved .
  2. ^ https://www.city.zentsuji.kagawa.jp/soshiki/1/rekishiyoukou.html
  3. ^ https://www.city.zentsuji.kagawa.jp/soshiki/1/rekishiyoukou.html

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