There’s a lot of temples in Kagoshima

There’s a Buddhist temple next door to the AirBnB. This morning I walked to a Shinto shrine, made an offering and then climbed the mountain behind it.

When I came back I looked around the Buddhist temple, saw a line of small statues nearby. Just as I arrived there an old woman shuffled out and carefully offered incense, chanted, then swept the area clean. I watched quietly then chanted the namo and prostrated three times. Then I set out on a long walk to get incense from a Buddhist supply store a few kilometers away.

Visited a Shinto shrine
Found a pure land temple
Then a long and painful walk home