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To give you a better idea of the site, I'll let this video do the talking (albeit yours truly doing the narration).
Words, like quaint, unusual, or eerie would be best used to describe this complex.
Maybe even dangerous; one wrong step and you will end-up in a stream.
Hows this for a place of worship? Unusual, wouldn't you say? But, it's whats situated throughout the site that intrigues me.
Judging by the presence of the two water-spouts on the premises, the Shinto practice of Misogi, or ritual purification, is carried-out here.
Information regarding Ikomahanyadakifudo-in? Absolutely none, sorry. I was hoping there would be some available on the internet, or other such sources. But there aint.
So why am I composing this blog about it, you may well ask? Quite simple really. The temple is located on a segment of the Ikoma-sanke Hiking Course that I was using, when I literally stumbled-across it. At the time I was descending from an area at the base of Mt Ikomayama, and had just entered Nara Prefecture (map of course).
Just around the corner from Ikomahanyadakifudo-in, is the much larger, and more popular, Hozan-ji Temple. So, if you are in the area, why not place this complex on your itinerary.