First thing in the morning we visited Temple 44 Daihoji (Temple of Great Treasure), built on a steep slope among huge, old trees. It has huge straw sandals in front that are re made every 100 years.
Continuing on minor roads and shady forest paths there was the inevitable climbing and descending. We saw many little statues on the way.
A huge, fierce red statue stood guard near a tall split rock close to Temple 45.
We entered Temple 45 Iwayaji (Temple of the Rocky Cave) by descending through the old, original entrance gate. The Temple is partially built into a cliff face.
The path followed a narrow, shady path away from the Temple, beside a stream and among huge rock formations to rejoin our route of the morning, only to camp in the same spot as the night before.
(33.6636 N 132.9076 E)