Day 23: No.48 Sairin-ji (西林寺)

Pleasant walk with magnificent view of the mountains

The main gate of No.48 Sairin-ji

No.48 Sairin-ji welcomes pilgrims with the large and burnt-out brown colored main gate with solemn atmosphere.

Shiratama Jizo

Just next to the main gate, there is a lovely Shiratama Jizo with its cheeks hanging down 🙂

The roof is attached to a natural tree

The main temple of No.48 Sairin-ji

Beautifully cleaned temple ground


Both the main temple and the Taishi-do, including the main gate, give the impression of being rather simple and robust. The sand in the temple ground is beautifully patterned. The contrast of the simple and robust buildings, the blue sky, and the beautifully patterned ground give an impression of calmness.

Here, I met up with the old man again who stayed and talked with in the same inn yesterday. I was a little surprised to see him catching up with me because he said he made a detour instead of taking the pilgrimage route of the Misaka pass. Even though I spent more time than usual at Jyoruri-ji and stopped at Monjyu-in, he must have walked at a fairly fast pace in spite of his age.

The temple stamp of No48 Sairin-ji

Dedicated toJyuichi-men Kanze-on-Bosatsu (十一面観世音菩薩)
Founded byGyoki-Bosatsu (行基菩薩)
DenominationShingon-sect Busan-group (真言宗豊山派)
Mantraおん まか きゃろにきゃ そわか
On Maka Kyaronikya Sowaka
Next templeNo.49 Jyodo-ji (3.2 Km away)
Previous templeNo.47 Yasaka-ji (4.5 Km away)
I also visited Bekkaku No.9 Monjyu-in Tokusei-ji
No.48 Sairin-ji