Welcome to Hiwasa
The small fishing town of Hiwasa (日和佐) provides respite for road-weary pilgrims with a michi-no-eki (rest stop) on the main road in the middle of town, not far from the entrance gates to the town's main attraction, Yakuō-ji, Temple 23 of the 88. In addition to the usual food stalls, immaculate restrooms and small market, this place also has a free foot bath. Stop by and soak your feet.
If you are interested in sea turtles, head out to attractive Ōbama beach for the museum and a nice spot to stay the night.