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Yesterday, we left Saguira by the 8.15am bus, farewelled by Kento who waved us off and also by Mr Abe, who gave us a sealed packet of Saguira sand as a souvenir of our time in his fishing village. We had the same bus driver as the day before and we were given a warm greeting by the two ladies who again boarded the bus (we think they must work in Izumo Taishan). Once more we made our slow and careful way up, over, and down the mountains until we reached ...
... Building is 13.5 meters long and weighs 4.5 tons, making it one of the largest in Japan. The purpose of the rope is to divide the space between the sacred area where gods are enshrined and the outside world.
The shrine complex is quite a magnificent area with pine trees lining the path to the shrine. The main hall of Izumo Taisha is 24 meters tall, making it the tallest shrine in Japan. It was built in 1744 and is a national ...
... 50% discount for foreigners - 1150 yen instead of 2300! Of course, again, Fox and Mouse felt much sorrow for the sisters Ito; every other country privileges the local before the foreign - ahh, Japanese hospitality.
After a drive through snow, they arrived in Kurashiki and a delicious dinner ordered from a machine (but brought out by a human).
... care of the surroundings (e.g. reforestation) while also making a profit . The travelers walked a couple of miles from the parking lot to the mine shaft, hearing monkeys cawing along the way.
The next day they went to Izumo-Taisha, one of the oldest and most important Shinto shrines.
The problem for Fox was that she never had a keen interest in Japanese history and culture, and while this trip kindled some embers of ...
Early start of the day, wake up call at 6am! It was pretty good to book train tickets the day before, otherwise we would be struggling with time!
Shinkansen to Okyama then JR Express train to Matsue - total travelling time just over 4 hours.
Despite the rainy weather we took of to explore the fishing town of Matsue, known as the water city - it lays between the sea of Japan and two lakes.
We have visited Matsue-jo, the original ...