Day 33: No.85 Yakuri-ji (八栗寺)

The cable car is available to go up to Yakuri-ji

As I approached the Yakuri-ji, I found the cable car stop… Yes, of course, another climb is waiting for me 🙂

The old henro route has been restored since 2016

I took the path beside the cable car station, As expected, it was a very steep climb. On the way, I saw a sign that said the old pilgrimage route had been restored however there’re some dangerous place… I wondered a bit which routes to take, but I decided to go for the old route.

There’re actually many of those boat-shaped Jizo statue along the old henro route

On the restored pilgrimage route, there were many boat-shaped Jizo statues along the way and it was very nice atmosphere. I really appreciate the efforts of the people who maintain the pilgrimage route.

The main gate of No.85 Yakuri-ji

The precincts of No.85 Yakuri-ji in front of Mt.Goken-zan

Yakuri-ji looks solemn with the Mt.Goken-zan (Five Sword Mountains) behind it. I especially liked the thatched building, which I found neither the main temple nor Taishi-do.


The bell-tower

The main temple of No.85 Yakuri-ji


Two-storied pagoda was really beautiful

There was also a beautiful two-storied pagoda which I personally liked as well as the overall atmosphere of the temple grounds.

The guide of the precincts of No.85 Yakuri-ji

The temple stamp of No.85 Yakuri-ji

Dedicated toSei-Kanzeon-Bosatsu (聖観世音菩薩)
Founded byKobo-Daishi (弘法大師)
DenominationShingon-sect Daikakuji-group (真言宗大覚寺派)
Mantraおん あろりきゃ そわか
On Arorikya Sowaka
Next templeNo.86 Shido-ji (6.5 Km away)
Before No.86, I visited Jizo-ji, inner shrine of No.86 Shido-ji
Previous templeNo.85 Yashima-ji (5.4 Km away)
No.86 Yakuri-ji