Temple 24: Hotsumisaki-ji

Top choice in Tokushima & the Anan Coast

This gorgeous hilltop temple is considered one of the most important on the 88 Temple Pilgrimage because it is here at Muroto that Kōbō Daishi achieved enlightenment. Either walk up on the age-old henro trail that starts just northeast of the cape, or drive up the winding road a kilometre to the northwest of the cape. Ancient buildings and statues contribute to a sacred atmosphere.

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