Day 27 : 03 May 2009

Posted in Shikoku Pilgrimage (click on pictures to enlarge)

We took advantage of small bags of grapefruit at a roadside stall and quickly devoured all 4 of them. Normally the bags are too big for us to manage. A little later we received 2 more as osettai and some oranges.



One of the rest huts was a reconstruction of a hamada no tomariya – a raised wooden hut from early 1900.


We had intended to get a hotel room so we could walk up to the next Temple and back without packs but it was golden week, the week everyone has holidays so every hotel in town was full.




Never mind. Packs on, we set off for Temple 39 Enkoji (Emitting Light Temple) scanning for a place to camp on the way back. We reached this Temple via a bamboo forest. At the Temple 2 ladies were handing out tea and biscuits to weary henro.










We found a lovely spot on a riverbank with a nearby bridge for shelter just before re entering the city.

(32.9361 N 132.7325 E)