The henro route from Daiho-ji Temple is again in the mountain side… It was quite difficult with a lot of snow. I thought I would arrive at the Haccho-zaka Japanese inn sooner or later, but it took me quite a while.
At Haccho-zaka Japanese inn where I planed to stay today, I first left my luggage and asked if I could have lunch. They said they could provide lunch with already available ingredients. It was really helpful because I was starving.
According to the landlord of the Haccho-zaka Japanese inn, Haccho-zaka will be tough because of this snow, so if I go via the prefectural road, it will take about 3.5 to 4 hours to go there and come back. I decided to follow his advice.
At Furu-iwaya area, I was surprised to see a large odd rock with a hole in it. This area is part of Shikoku Karst Prefectural Natural Park, one of the three major karsts in Japan.