The east side of route 55 towards cape Muroto is facing the Pacific Ocean, so I could see beautiful sunrise while walking.
No.25 Shinsho-ji is located on a small mountain in Muroto area. The bell-tower is laurelled in vermillion and looks quite Chinese style.
Once I entered from the main gate, I’m bit concerned about my knee when I saw this steep stairs in front of me. The bell-tower is built on the way up to the main temple. You can go inside the bell-tower and ring the bell.
The precincts of No.25 Shinsho-ji is quite narrow, and both main temple and Taishi-do is relatively small as well. On the other hand, I could enjoy nice scenery like below.
Just after I finished to worship, a lot of pilgrims are coming up to the main temple, who seem to come here by bus tour. I have not seen them for a while luckily 🙂
|Dedicated to||Jizo-Bosatsu (地蔵菩薩)|
|Founded by||Kobo-Daishi (弘法大師)|
|Denomination||Shingon-sect Busan-group (真言宗豊山派)|
|Mantra||おん かかかび さんまえい そわか|
On Kakakabi Sanmaei Sowaka
|Next temple||No.26 Kongocho-ji (3.8 Km away)|
|Previous temple||No.24 Hotsumisaki-ji (6.5 Km away)|