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... to get off the train, and there was a band playing along the riverside.
When we tried to ask what was happening, no one spoke enough English to say anything other than 'ebento-desu' – 'it's an event.'
After a Google search last night we realised that there just so happened to be an anime festival in Tokushima for the next couple of days – Machi Asobi – what are the odds?!
With the change of plans, we ...
... heavens opened and I ran to the train station, there was no guarantee of a bus. Music a rainy run, surprisingly fun. I made my train back to town!
I had met a cool German guy in the morning, when I was looking lost and trying to find the way to the first temple. A lady runs out and indicates a green line leading the way to the first temple. No English but a smiling face. Simon just a small way ahead comments that he had the same issue when he first started the 88 temple walk, ...
... had soba and grilled river trout and was treated to cookies by the super nice staff while I waited for the bus back to Oboke. Then There was a boat ride and a mega walk up a hill with creepy ghost statues, chatty oba sans that gave me candy and I even saw a tanuki! Then onsen at the hotel and back for a giant vegan dinner. Now that I am just getting my bearings and remembering more Japanese it is time to go. ...
From Koya-San we made our way to Shikoku island by ferry, where we headed to Kotahira. En route we stopped off at naruto to marvel at their whirlpools (or massive eddys) and takamatsu to wander about ritsurin park.
Naruto is apparently famed for its "whirlpools" which occur twice a day when the currents change direction. In the park, there is a walkway underneath a huge bridge with glass bottomed sections where you can look at the sea below you. Given some of ...
... the mountain. Narrow paths right through Mamushi land. Add to that a thunderstorm with heavy rain which forced me to camp in the woods on the steep hill. There was another henro taking refuge from the rain and together we watched out for vipers and hoped for a sunny morning. Woke up this morning with no creepy crawlies in my tent and everything was dry which was nice. Hide, the japanese henro was up and about much earlier than me and started the hike on his own. ...