Horinji Temple- The main deity honzon carved by Kobo Daishi is a Buddha in the reclining position, which is not very common in Japan, and the only one in the entire Shikoku pilgrimage. In the main hall, straw sandals have been hung by people wishing for a cure for leg ailments. Horin-ji is located on an open plain near the river, and is easily noticeable as a walled compound set among rice paddies. Originally the temple was located in a valley about four kilometers north of where it is now, but the original burned to the ground and rebuilt in its current location in the middle of the 17th century.
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