Torii and Henro Trail at Yokomineji - temple number 60 on the Shikoku pilgrimage. It’s considered the most difficult temple to reach on the pilgrimage because of its location at 709 metres. Yokomine-ji was originally an affiliated temple of the holy mountain Ishizuchi-san, which was worshiped as a Shinto deity. However, it became an independent Buddhist temple in 1869 at the start of the Meiji Period. Yokomine-ji is considered the most difficult temple to reach on the pilgrimage because of its location at 709 metres, the third highest on the pilgrimage. The temple grounds are famous for rhododendrons and hydrangea. En no Gyoja, the founder of Shugendo, erected the temple in 651 and its principal object of worship is one of the Tangible Cultural Properties of Japan, the seated figure of Dainichi Nyorai which is carved from Japanese cypress.
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