As I approached the Yakuri-ji, I found the cable car stop… Yes, of course, another climb is waiting for me 🙂
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.
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.
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.
There was also a beautiful two-storied pagoda which I personally liked as well as the overall atmosphere of the temple grounds.
|Dedicated to||Sei-Kanzeon-Bosatsu (聖観世音菩薩)|
|Founded by||Kobo-Daishi (弘法大師)|
|Denomination||Shingon-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 temple||No.86 Shido-ji (6.5 Km away)|
Before No.86, I visited Jizo-ji, inner shrine of No.86 Shido-ji
|Previous temple||No.85 Yashima-ji (5.4 Km away)|