Ryozenji Temple Jizo, Temple Number 1 is located in Naruto town is the starting point of the legendary Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage. This epic 1200 kilometer journey takes pilgrims to 88 temples scattered across the island of Shikoku. The temple was founded in the early eighth century and has served as the first temple on the pilgrimage route since 1687. Found by the water fountain, this Jizo is a Bodhisattva who consoles beings awaiting rebirth as well as comfort for travelers. As such they are often found along roadsides, paths or even street corners. This jizo is found at Enkoji a Shingon Buddhist temple, number 39 on the Shikoku 88 Temple Pilgrimage famous for its pond garden. It is also famous for its spring that is said to be beneficial to those with eye afflictions.