On the way from Koyama-ji to Zentsu-ji, I found an udon-noodle making factory called Miyagawa Seimen-sho. Kagawa is famous for udon-noodle, and there’re many really good small udon restaurants (they made their own noodle). I didn’t go in because it was still early in the morning (and I had a breakfast already), but a restaurant with this kind of appearance is definitely delicious… I should have gone in 🙂
The “Katapan” – hardtack confectionary that one of the famous travel guidebook Rurubu mentions was along the pilgrimage route, but unfortunately it was closed for the day…
After passing through the magnificent main gate, there’s a corridor with roof straight to a splendid building, which I thought the main temple. However, it was Taishi-do. I guess this is because Zentsu-ji was built at the place where Kobo-Daishi was born. I saw a group of kindergarten children being led by their teacher to pay a visit to Taishi-do. What a nice atmosphere.
As I walked towards the main temple in the very wide precincts, I saw the magnificent five-storied pagoda and the main temple in front of me. This is really amazing.
Unfortunately, photography is not allowed in the main temple, but I could go inside and I was happy to be able to recite sutras in front of the magnificent Yakushi-Nyorai. Outside, there were five hundred Rakans surrounding the main temple and the five-storied pagoda.
Also, because the script of the temple was so beautiful, Zentsu-ji became quite memorable temple for me.