Sudachian is named after sudachi, a juicy citrus fruit that is famous and abundant in the area around Temple 12 – Shosanji and Kamiyama. Pilgrims will come across many sudachi trees while passing through this area. Sudachian is a Japanese inn that has been passed down through generations, and prides itself on supporting pilgrims throughout the years.
Located on a river a few miles after temple 12, this place is great in that they grab your luggage from places to stay before temple 11, so you don't have to carry all of it up the 1,369 meter elevation gain over three large hills. I still carried too much. The people running the place are a lot of fun.
The house is a bit old but it’s got all amenities and the staff (all males) are very nice, speak good English and give those little extra attention that make it special. For example, they not only picked up my bag from the previous ryokan but also left a small backpack for me so I could carry some essentials for the day. The chef is also very nice and friendly and he made a lovely curry for dinner.
Temple 12 – 焼山寺
遍路小屋 第36号 神山