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Mount Ishimi-ji

土佐西南大規模公園&とまろっとPart of Mount Ishimi-ji, a mountain that forms a section of Mount Higashi in Shimanto City, is made into a hiking course with 88 stone Buddha statues forming a miniaturized version of the Shikoku Pilgrimage route.

The 2,272-meter course extending from the trailhead to the mountain's summit is dotted with 88 stone Buddha statues peacefully resting in the dappled sunlight of the forest. The hiking course passes by the Ishimi-ji Temple, which during the time of the Ichijo Family, was viewed as a guardian temple, following the example of the Enryaku-ji Temple on Mount Hieizan in Kyoto.

The observation deck at the summit of the mountain offers a panoramic view, from Sukumo Bay in the west to the Shikoku mountains in the north, along with the Shimanto River estuary as it emerges from Shimanto City into the Pacific Ocean.

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