On the way to Nara for the Second trip of the 33 Kannon Pilgrimage.
It’s nice sunny day and Mt. Fuji is so beautiful with rice field.
This stage of rice field is a symbol of spring, getting ready to be planted.
I had a candy of Ise Kusuri Honpo (Ise Medicine Shop).
It’s black sugar flavor, but it tastes a bit of herbal medicine.
Well, the name of shop already gave me the assurance because it’s from Ise where there is Ise Shrine, Japan’s first shrine.
Yodogawa (Yodo River), Osaka
Nara is basin and a historical city.
No. 7 Okadera (also known as Ryugaiji)
To reach the main temple, we need to go up the steep slope to reach a main temple.
This temple is famous for dissociate from bad luck, and temple’s Buddha is the largest Buddha made by clay.
On the way to the main temple, I hit a bell to dissociate bad luck.
The direct translation for Ryugaiji is Dragon-Cover-Temple.
A Buddhist Monk, Gien shoho, got rid of a bad-spirit-dragon into a well and covered it.
I opened covers…..nice.
This ancient rice is delicious!
I asked for a special prayer for my eyes and bought an eye drops.
Eye drops is very refreshing.
This temple is very famous for many stairs and a tall Hasedera Style Kannon (10m).
Kannon is a goddess but she holds a stick that Jizo holds.
She can function as Kannon and Jizo.
I regret I’m not allowed to take any photos of Kannon but I’m so blessed that I could touch her.
This is the main temple today.
This temple is small and feel cozy.
I’ve been introducing a room from other Royal Hotel Group hotel.
A room might look familiar because the style is almost the same; however, a room is spacious and equipped with basic needs.
This sake is donated to Kashihara Shrine, the largest shrine in Nara.
Of course, it’s verrrrrrry nice.