Monday, October 12, 2015

Shikoku Pilgrimage Day 10


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On the morning of my tenth day walking the Shikoku Pilgrimage I awoke in Kiki to the promise of a fine day as I headed to Hiwasa and the next pilgrimage temple Yakuoji. The main road headed through a long tunnel so I decided to take the longer, but more scenic route on the small,  windy road that headed over the hills.

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From the top I could see the distinctive tower of Yakuoji and also the reconstructed castle in the small town.

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Before the construction of the new tunnel this would have been the main road down the coast, and there were several small Shinto shrines along the way.

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Dropping down into a small bay there were nice views down the rocky coast.

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I am guessing this would have been the original pilgrimage route as there were also numerous wayside Buddhist statues, most with fresh offerings placed in front of them.

2 comments:

  1. I hope your enjoying posting your pictures as much as I'm enjoying viewing them There is usually little to comment on other than 'theses are so beautiful'
    Thank you !!

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