Indeed it was a long journey from No.37 Iwamoto-ji. I walked more than 80 Km to get here. I now understood why Tosa (Kochi prefecture) is considered as the place of ascetic training. In fact, there’re several place where each temple is located quite far away (here’s the one more than 30 Km away).
- No.23 Yakuo-ji – No.24 Hotsumisaki-ji: 75.4 Km
- No.27 Konomine-ji – No.28 Dainichi-ji: 37.5 Km
- No.36 Seiryu-ji – No.37 Iwamoto-ji: 58.5 Km
- No.37 Iwamoto-ji – No.38 Seiryu-ji: 80.4 Km
- No.38 Kongofuku-ji – No.39 Enko-ji: 52.8 Km
Actually there’re 3 more patterns in all the 88 sacred temples which has more than 30 Km away. And BTW, they’re waiting for me in Iyo – Ehime prefecture ;), but that’s all.
Furthermore, the coastline road is just long and monotonous. So unless you really like photographing the beautiful coast line like me 🙂 it would be even tougher.
The landlord of Lodge Camellia said that it looks like they have accumulated a lot of money 🙂 and I felt it is probably true when seeing various things such as rocks, a stone statue of a turtle in the precincts. However, they’re not too new nor too garish, and actually they fits in this tropical mood.
I felt like it’s been a long time since I recite the heart sutra, even though it’s just one day that I didn’t do it yesterday.