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... that the pain of pilgrimage is a way of atoning for sins. With the history of this area in mind I took each step over rocks and roots thinking of the thousands of people who have made their way through these beautiful mountains taking their own personal journey.
Shane and I got off easy, however, as our journey only lasted a little over two hours. We met up with Yumi and Shota asleep in the car at Takahara Kiri-no-Sato rest area. Had a ...
... to have been established over 2,700 years ago near the base of the waterfall, but moved up the hill to its current location after being damaged by fire many centuries ago. The trail was completely overgrown with moss and hardly ever used prior to the designation of this as a UNESCO world heritage site in 2004.
The Kumano Nachi Taisha Grand Shrine sits on a magnificent site, with views of the huge waterfall as you face east, and views of the sparkling blue ...
... tub on the river bank for its guests to enjoy, which Scot thought was excellent. The girls elected to luxuriate in the inside hot springs, to avoid the cold, wet air outside.
Dinner was one of our most elaborate yet, with so many different dishes to enjoy, including our favorite tiny baby squids.
We had out own private hot springs bath on our patio overlooking the river below, which we enjoyed both before bed, and before breakfast. That is a very ...
... a spiritual discipline that is somewhat forgotten. We have both committed to encourage each other to set aside more time for meditation in our weekly schedules, so it will be fun to look back on our year in December and see how we did on this objective. Certainly a nice side benefit of our trip here, to be encouraged to deepen our own spiritual commitments. Allowing oneself time to commune with Jesus is what our faith is all about. In our busyness, ...
Kumano Kodo - 17 - 20 March by Martin
We decided to take some time out to cleanse our souls (and livers) on an ancient pilgrimage. The Kumano Kodo is Japan's version of the Camino de Santiago. Various mountain trails stretch across the Kansai Peninsula towards three grand Shinto-Buddhist shrines. We walked the Nakahechi route from Tanabe on the coast to the supposed "mother of all shrines" called Kumano Hongu Taisha.
The 40km route took ...
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