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    Caves near Temple 24

    Shikoku Henro Trail

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    Post by Shikoku Henro Trail on Sat Apr 14, 2018 8:16 am

    Originally posted by several members in 2012 and 2013.

    Shikoku Henro Trail

    « Thread started on: Jan 8th, 2012, 2:55pm »
    Just before reaching the tip of Cape Muroto and Temple 24, you will see two caves on the right side of the road. These are only a few hundred meters before the trail up to T24, i would guess.

    I don't remember them being marked all that well, and if you don't read Japanese, whatever they have will be missed. But, you can't miss them, they are just off the side of the road, behind a gravel parking lot with an information booth to the side.

    These are the caves that the Daishi meditated in after leaving the university and where he was enlightened.

    The cave on the left was where he lived and did all his day-to-day chores. The cave on the right is the sacred cave in which he meditated.

    If you walk past the caves, and then stay on the road and also pass the trail that leads up to Temple 24, right around the corner, at the tip of the cape, there is a small office on the right side of the road where you can find English speaking volunteer guides. They will gladly give you a short tour of the area, including the caves and where the Daishi supposedly took his baths across the street.



    « Reply #1 on: Jan 8th, 2012, 5:47pm »
    Hi. I’m one of the volunteer guides in the area. Just to add a few words about the volunteer guides here. The service is of a voluntary nature, but not free of charge -- because the expense such as insurance and the guides’ gas money need to be covered somehow. It is 900 JNY per TOUR for 1 or 2 participants; for 3 participants or more, 300 JNY per person.

    The name of the small office is “Muroto Geopark Information Center.” Please feel free to drop by! (We have only limited number of English speaking guides, so please forgive us if they happened to be unavailable for you.) Smile


    « Reply #2 on: May 13th, 2017, 06:25am »
    These caves are presently (April 2017) closed to public, since there are investigation on some rock fall happened in the past months.

    You will be able to see them only from the outside, then a fence will prevent you from proceeding further

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