No.50 Hanta-ji is located on slightly higher hill, and from the hilltop, I could see Matsuyama Castle on top of a rounded mountain.
Although Hanta-ji is located in the residential area, it has a fairly quiet atmosphere. Passing through the modest main gate of the temple without Nio-statue, I found the main temple and the Taishi-do, which are also modestly built.
Here, I could recite the sutra while there was no one around me. Indeed, it was good to be able to concentrate on reciting sutra in such a quiet environment.
According to the lady who put the stamp and wrote the script at Nyokyo-jyo, the Henro route is difficult to follow, and she advised me to take the prefectural road 40 to be able to reach No.51 Ishide-ji without getting lost. However, she also said that prefecture road 40 seems to be narrow with a heavy traffic, so I decided to take the henro route.