The day began with a pleasant early morning walk along the banks of the Saitagawa River, overgrown in parts to Temple 70 Motoyamaji (Headquarters Temple). Its pagoda was visible many kilometres away. The main hall is a national treasure.
We reached Temple 71 Iyadaniji (Eight Valley Temple) by climbing many steps. The main Temple is built into the hillside with a cave containing statues. The other buildings occupy different levels.
Temple 72 Mandaraji (Mandala Temple)
Temple 73 Shusshakaji (Temple of Shaka Nyorai’s Appearance)
Temple 74 Koyamaji (Armor Mountain Temple) has a new gate, built in the old style.
Temple 75 Zentsuji (Right Path Temple). This is the largest of the Temples, a vast complex of buildings with a large pagoda.
We were given a loaf of bread as osettai from a bread shop.
We camped out of sight in a little park near the Temple parking lot for the night.
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