Enjoyed pork sandwich on Shinkansen.
It was foggy; can you see the Akashi Ohashi (Akashi Big Bridge)?
“Meaty” is not a suitable word to express fish, but it was big and MEATY. hahaha
I’m at the place where autumn is at preak.
I missed autum in Tokyo this year because we had a long summer and welcomed a sudden winter.
I appreciate this scenery very much.
Of course I bought it.
It’s reasonable and sweet!
After four hours drive, we reached the first temple.
No. 88 Okuboji (Okubo Temple)
Usually, this temple is the last temple to visit.
However, in leap year, we reverse the order; this temple became the first to visit and pray.
We need to take a cable car (operates every 15 mins) to reach this temple.
Checked-in at the Okura Hotel Takamatsu.
It’s simple, but that’s all we need.
Again these are simple, but ingredients are so fresh and delicious!
I enjoyed all dishes, including Sanuki Udon (local noodle) and desserts.
Obviously, I helped more dishes. hahaha
I will visit those 88 temples in Shikoku.
Then wash my hands.
Go to Hondo (the main temple), place incense sticks (3) and candle (1), submit a prayer paper, pray and recite the sutra.
Go to Daishido (a temple that Kobo Daishi -Japanese Buddhist monk who founded Shingon- is enshrined) and practice what practiced at Hondo.
Now I know what to do and still learning don’ts.
Okay, I better set my alarm at 5 am.
Breakfast at 6 am, and we’ll depart hotel at 6:45 am.