It’s a bit of a relief to finally see the tram in Kochi city, but I have to climb up Mt.Godai to get to No.31 Chikurin-ji… In the end, I managed to get there, while I was worrying about my knee.
No.31 Chikurin-ji is built in a mossy atmospheric garden and it has a wonderful five-storied pagoda. It’s already close to 17:00 and there was no one, so I could worship in a quiet atmosphere.
I noticed that two priests entered the main temple and started to recite the sutra. I felt it’s like beautiful music.
After they stamped and wrote scripts on my stamp book, I suddenly remembered that this temple is famous for its Yokan (sweet been jelly) and asked if I could buy it. Unfortunately, the shop was already closed… too bad.