Byodo-ji Temple Gate - Byodoji is on a mountain called Hakusuizan White Water Mountain because of the milky-white holy water which sprang up out of a well dug by Kobo Daishi during the consecration of the temple. The water is supposed to be especially good for diseases of the eyes. This miraculous water is believed to cure sickness, and flows out into the temple's precincts even now. Piles of crutches can be seen along the walkway to the temple, attesting to its curative powers. Its name means “equality temple”. Byodoji also has stone stairs named “Yaku-Zaka” where coins are dropped on each step in order to avoid misfortune.