Temple 39: Enkouji

Enkouji is the “Temple that Emits Light” was founded in the year 725, and was visited by Koubou Daishi in 795. The mountain on which Enkouji stands is called “Sekkizan”, which translates as “Red Turtle Mountain”. The original temple bell was carried by a red turtle that came from the sea. The temple is home to a pond where the turtle is said to have lived.

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