Henro Day 25: July 15

Iyo-wake (伊予和気) → Imabari City (今治市) Temples: 52 Taisan-ji (太山寺), 53 Enmyō-ji (圓明寺), 54 Enmei-ji (延命寺), 55 Nankōbō (南光坊), 56 Taisan-ji (泰山寺)  Weather: Sunny Travel Method:  Walking + Train + Walking Distance: 23.6km (+33km)  Night is longest just before dawn. I grab another shirt to complete the makeshift blanket.  At 5:30, as a yellow glow appears on the horizon, I get up for the last time. Unable to find a suitable nojuku spot, I ended up at a Family Mart close to Temple 53. I spent the remainder of the night flipping between magazines indoors, and napping outside with the mosquitos.  Even though it’s not open yet, I go to Temple 53 to do my prayers. I…