Last November I conducted the Shikoku 88 Temples Pilgrimage.
This time, I came to Saigoku (the Western region of Japan) to visit 4 temples in weekend for the Saigoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage.
I departed Tokyo for Osaka by Shinkansen (bullet train) early morning at 7:20 pm.
This temple is located in Wakayama Prefecture.
I don’t remember visiting Wakayama; this could be my first trip to Wakayama.
For Shikoku Pilgrimage, we followed the number of Temple; however, for Shikoku, I was told we don’t need to follow number.
Main temple looks far left.
Every 3 March, Hina Ningyo is decorated to wish for health and happiness for daughters.
Hina Ningyo is passed down to generations.
This must be antique Hina Ningyo.
We had a lunch box on bus for lunch.
I hope you are blessed, too.
It does look like as if these are foundations of bridge.
Hashigui means foundations of bridge and iwa means stones.
Amazing and beautiful.
We reached to the tip of Kii Peninsular to check-in at Kushimoto Royal Hotel.
A room is spacious.
Fresh, delicious and the right portion – not too little, not too much.
Continued enjoying local food at the room: ponkan orange, ume (Japanese apricot) and Kinkan (kumquat) juice, and water.
I’m Japanese; but there are still many places to be explored!