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Chikurin-no Komichi Bamboo Forest Walkway
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Chikurin-no Komichi (around 200m long) runs between Kaede Bridge and Katsura Bridge along the eponymous river. Once you've passed the first bridge, you will see a very famous little pavilion in the middle of the water. It houses the hot spring of Tokko-no-yu (41°C) which, according to legend, gushed forth when Kobo Daishi struck the rock with a tokko (a sort of tantric ritual stick). The monk is said to have been moved by the sight of a child washing his sick father's back with water that was far too cold.

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Things to see and donearby

  • The Green Guide
    177 m - Traversez la rivière Katsura, puis suivez les panneaux, Shuzenji
  • The Green Guide
    183 m - Face au Tokko no yu, Shuzenji
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    12.6 Km - Shimoda

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