After visiting Temple 1, the natural thing to do was to walk to Temple 2. It only took me about twenty minutes on foot.
The first thing I saw at Gokurakuji was this gate.
What else is in Gokurakuji?
There’s some kind of traditional Japanese garden.
There’s this shrine.
There are these statues.
There’s this group of henro which came off the bus.
There’s this cedar tree which was supposedly planted by Kobo Daishi himself.
Praying while touching the tree is supposed to be good for you.
I was concerned that all of the temples would look like carbon copies. Well, they don’t. I liked this temple too, though I didn’t tarry there as long as I did at Ryozenji. My next destination was Temple 3, Konsenji.