Friday, October 21, 2016 – Temple 46 (Joruriji), Temple 47 (Yasakaji), Temple 48 (Sairinji), Temple 49 (Jodoji), Temple 50 (Hantaji) & Temple 51 (Ishiteji)

Lots of temples today. It was s great day for walking, cloudy and cool. We decided to take the bus from Kuma-kogen town to the Shiogamori bus stop and walk down the Shiogamori pass to Temple 46. Worked out the walk down was great on a narrow paved country road with switchbacks. It was much easier on the legs.

Here are some of the photos from Temple 46.

Along the way to Temple 47, we passed many orange trees and so many morning glories in full bloom.

Here are some photos of Temple 47.

There was a very friendly cat that came and joined us.

The temples were fairly close together. Here are the pictures from Temple 48.

I liked the washing station and cauldron for the incense.

On the way to Temple 49 passed some interesting statues and flowers.

A few more photos of the remaining temples.

There were also a few statues of the seven fortune gods.

When we arrived in Matsuyama we passed the Dogo Onsen, the oldest onsen in Japan.

On a side note, we passed this cute little orange car.

Hard to believe we are now in the fifty temples.

Rain is in the forecast for tomorrow. We will see how it goes.