Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Encouragement of Climb - Yakuo-in Temple

Continuing up Mount Takao on trail number 1 I also passed by a temple called Yakuo-in Temple which was also shown in Encouragement of Climb.

Image from S1E08 - 02m27s

Just after passing the souvenir shop and monkey park on trail number 1, you'll get to this place.

Image from S1E08 - 00m26s

Where this sacred tree, called the tako-sugi octopus cedar because it's roots look like the tentacles of an octopus, is located.

Image from S1E08 - 02m39s

Next to the tree is also this octopus statue that Aoi and Hinata rubbed for good luck.

I rubbed the statue as well. I've marked the path from the nearby monkey park to Yakuo-in Temple in the map below.

Image from S1E08 - 02m47s

After some more climbing you'll get to these lanterns leading the way to the temple.

Image from S1E08 - 02m50s

And these stairs.

Image from S1E08 - 02m54s

View down the same set of stairs.

Image from S1E08 - 02m56s

Aoi climbing the stairs.

Image from S1E08 - 02m43s

This 700 year old cedar tree which is shown earlier in the episode is actually located after the stairs in real life.

Image from S1E09 - 00m02s

This is the main gate to Yakuo-in Temple.

Image from S1E09 - 00m01s

Closeup of the gate.

Image from S1E09 - 00m04s

The purification font. If you look closely in the background you can see a film crew that was filming here.

Image from S1E08 - 00m27s

Next to the purification font was also this stone ring.

Image from S1E09 - 00m04s

Hinata walking through the stone ring where you can make a wish.

Image from S1E09 - 00m14s

Temple building near the purification font.

Image from S1E09 - 00m15s

Ksitigarbha statues.

Image from S1E09 - 00m18s

At the bottom is the roof of the place where they sell omamori charms and talismans.

Here's a picture of the main hall of the temple. This wasn't shown in the anime though.

Image from S1E09 - 00m19s

But they did show one of these tengu carvings that's at the main hall.

At the temple I also saw one Encouragement of Climb ema with Hinata on it.

Location map:

This location was visited on 2016/10/06.

Yakuo-in Temple official website

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