Tennoji is the 79th sacred spot on the Shikoku Henro pilgrimage, located in the foothills of Mt. Kana. This temple does not have a gate, which is typical for temples, but rather a vermillion gate with tile roofing similar to that found at Shinto shrines, called miwa torii. Pass through this miwa torii and continue along the promenade to find Shiraminegu Shrine, which was built to appease the spirit of Emperor Sutoku. In Japan it is not unusual to find Shinto shrines embedded within Buddhist temple compounds, or vice-versa.
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