I walked along the Saidagawa river for about 5KM till the first temple today.
Mitoyo City, temple 70 – Motoyamaji
Then I walked about 12KM through Mitoyo City…
And reached Iyadaniji.
Mitoyo City, temple 71 – Iyadaniji.
Loads. Of. Stairs.
Found some ‘Dekotora’ (decorated trucks) – just some strange Japanese phenomenon.
Zentsuuji City, temple 72 – Mandaraji
Zentsuuji City, temple 73 – Shusshakaji. Close to Mandaraji (about 500 meters)
Overlooking Zentsuuji City from outside Shusshakaji’s main gate.
Zentsuuji City, temple 74 – Kouyamaji. I think the folks in black clothing are monks from Kouyasan.
Zentsuuji City, temple 75 – Zentsuuji. The halls and precinct are huge and there were a lot of tourists.
This is where Kouboudaishi was born.
The Shukubou hotel attached to Zentsuuji. There’s no TV in the room, and no manga (teardrop). … Just what am I expecting from a Shukubou (lol).
The food was good, and after the morning service, I got to visit the basement room in the Daishi Hall and listen to the voice of Kouboudaishi as synthesized from his physique in pictures and statues.