Saturday, November 22, 2008

Jimmu Temple

Just when you thought you were "templed out"...
The Jimmu Temple is a short walk from the Jinmuji Station on the Keikyu Line.  Basically you walk out the station, make a left at the light a the station.  Follow that road keeping the tracks on your left.  At the second light you will see a drawing of a little man hiking.  Make a right there and follow that road along the sports fields and behind an elder center.  The trail is pretty wide and obvious. 

At one point you come to a spot with signs in kanji.  Take the trail to the right.  Once at the top of the hill, take a left.  You'll see the temple there.
According to a book I have, the Jimmu Temple's history can be traced to 1590.  Samurai fleeing from Hikeyoshi's siege of Odawara Castle took refuge here.

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