Pros: It is mere steps away from Dainichiji (T13). The meals are ample and good quality.
Cons: An older building, a little tired.
Indeterminate: This was my first experience of communal (though gender segregated) bathrooms. It can be a little bit of a culture shock to those of us not used to it. I did get somewhat more comfortable with the concept later on, but early on this can be a daunting/scary experience.
After leaving Dainichiji I spent some time at the Ichinomiya shrine across the road then walked into Myozai Ryokan which was only a few tens of metres away. There was a little communications difficulty regarding meals but there was ultimately no problem and I booked in for the night.
That evening, as I prepared to use the communal bathroom, the man who seemed to be the concierge, sneakily swapped out the yukata I had found in my room, to another, larger one. Clearly, standard ryokan yukatas are sized for smaller frames than mine!
Temple 13 – 大日寺
Temple 14 – 常楽寺
Temple 15 – 阿波国分寺
Temple 16 – 観音寺
Temple 17 – 井戸寺
Bekkaku Temple 2 – 童学寺