We had another stroll around Temple 75 in the early morning before the crowds.
Temple 76 Konzoji (Golden Storehouse Temple)
Temple 77 Doryuji (Temple of the Arising Way) We were given a can of juice as osettai here and biscuits from a group of bus henro.
Temple 78 Goshoji (Temple of Illuminating Local Site)
Temple 79 Tennoji (Emperor’s Temple) has a shrine next to it.
We walked on back lanes, passing people going about their daily life on the farms and city streets.
Although we were planning to use a rest hut up ahead to sleep, and it turned out to be a most welcoming place for henro to rest complete with outdoor toilet and a fridge full of cold ice tea and oranges, it was in someone’s back yard.
This man must have been a henro himself for he had placed 3 tatami mats under a nearby bridge for henro to sleep on.
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