Named after Kannon, Goddess of Mercy, the town of Kanonji (観音寺) makes an interesting stop. In the town itself is Kotohiki-kōen, with an attractive beach and the Zenigata coin-shaped sand sculpture. Nearby are two of the 88 Temples, Jinne-in and Kanon-ji, temples 68 and 69, in one compound – the only place on the pilgrimage where two temples share the same grounds. Inland, the Unpenji Ropeway whisks visitors up into the mountains to 900m and amazing Unpen-ji, Temple 66 of the 88.
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