Day 5 : 11 April 2009

Posted in Shikoku Pilgrimage (click on pictures to enlarge)





Following the picturesque Akuigawa River, we arrived at Temple 13 Dainichiji (Temple of the Great Sun).P1000121

















A shrine on the way.





The next 4 Temples were all close together on the outskirts of Tokushima.


Temple 14 Jorakuji (Temple of Everlasting Peace)



Temple 15 Kokubunji (The Official State Temple)

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Temple 16 Kanonji (Avalokitesvera Temple) 



Temple 17 Idoji (Well Temple)

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We decided on a hotel in Tokushima city for a hot bath, a cold beer and to wash our clothes.

Sakuraso is a minshuku near the railway station with lovely Japanese tatami rooms and a kind lady who washed our dirty clothes for us.

After a feed of Awa Adori Chicken, we moved on to the restaurant next door and had a big bowl of Tokushima Ramen (one of our favourites).  We encountered 2 female henro we had met earlier at the first restaurant and another young henro at the second.  It was like greeting old friends.

(34.073 N 134.5535 E)