That is the 68th temple of Shikoku 88temple pilgrimage.It’s principal image is the Amida Nyorai.It is about 9 kilometers from Daikoji. After entering Kannonji City and crossing the Saitagawa River, Kotohiki Hachimangu Shrine comes into view. There are many shrines and temples around the area, and the scenery is elegant. This temple is said to have the same history and origin as Kannonji, the next fudasho, as well as the Sanmon gate. It is rare that the main hall is made of reinforced concrete. I visited the shrine in the rain.
It is the head temple of the Soto sect along with Eiheiji in Fukui Prefecture. It was founded in the Nara period and is said to have been founded by Gyoki. The principal image is Shaka Nyorai. During the Meiji period,this temple moved from Ishikawa Prefecture to Tsurumi, Yokohama City, Kanagawa Prefecture. The precinct is huge. There are many temple buildings surrounded by trees and monks are in training. This site was open to the public, and the citizens were taking a leisurely walk. In the midst of silence, I visited Daisodo Hall, which houses the founder Dogen and other Zen priests. I heard the sound of drums from the distant hall.Mr. Yujiro Ishihara was buried in this temple. It is close to Tsurumi Station on the JR Keihin-Tohoku Line.
Shonandaira is one of the best scenic spots in Kanto. From Oiso Station on the JR Tokaido Line, go up the mountain path for two kilometers until you reach the 180 meter peak. The panoramic view is overwhelming. I enjoyed views of Tokyo Sky Tree, Yokohama Landmark Tower, Sagami Bay, Enoshima Island, Miura Peninsula, Shonan Coast, Oshima Island, Izu Peninsula, Mt. Fuji and the Tanzawa mountain range. Above all, the sunset is wonderful. There is also a historic site related to Soga Monogatari, and Mt.Komayama in front of you is derived from toraijin of Kokuri is painted in Hiratsuka juku, ‘The 53 Stations of the Tokaido’ by Hiroshige Utagawa
That is the 67th temple of Shikoku 88temple pilgrimage.The temple was founded by Kobo Daishi and its principal image is the Yakushi Nyorai.Surrounded by farm ponds, countryside and forests, it feels like the scenery hasn’t changed since it was built 1,400 years ago. The precincts are not big, but the old trees grow here, and the appearance of the wild Buddha in front of the temple gate is attractive. It is an elegant temple.