523 Moto-otsu, Muroto City
By bus bound for Kan-noura from Nahari Stn.,
and vice versa. In either direction, get off at
Motohashi Bus Stop, about 50 min. walk.
It is believed that in 807, Kobo Daishi founded this temple; however, when he arrived a tengu appeared and entered a debate with Kobo Daishi.
The tengu lost the battle and was told never to appear again and confined to Cape Ashizuri-misaki.
There are pictures on the wall of the Daishi Hall describing this story. On the precinct is a museum with whale fishing tools on display.