Temples 68 & 69: Jinne-in & Kanon-ji

Buddhist Temple in Kanonji

These two temples, said to have been founded in AD 703, are notable in that this is the only point on the pilgrimage trail where two of the 88 Temples share the same compound. Apparently this is a top spot to pray for victory in battle, as Emperor Kameyama held ceremonies here in the 13th century that helped repel an attempted Mongol invasion. There's a good little noodle shop on the grounds too.