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The Iya valley is sold in the guidebooks as undiscovered hidden Back to nature Japan. So I was ready for a rushing river and long hikes. And then there is the famous vine bridge crossing the Iya river, a feat of old timey engineering. But I should have remembered that in Japan , if there is something cool to see there is definitely going to be bus parking. So, I stayed in a little guesthouse ,Kel Na Sob, perched ...
... town where we were stranded.
We eventually did make it to takamatsu and, as it was getting late, we made another mad dash to fit in a trip to Ritsurin park. At this point we were still lugging our big backpacks around, but unfortunately, when we got to the park we couldn't fit our packs into one locker. As we were too cheap to pay for two lockers we settled for carrying them with us! Ritsurin park has 2 walking trails, one is 60 minutes and the other is ...
... to temple 12 so it would be my shelter for the night instead of the tent. And mr mountain hiker bid his farewell. I spent the night in the hut with another henro and also two men that provided food and drink o-settai. And when I say provided I mean forcibly making you eat and drink more than you could ever handle. The two men decided to stay the night too. What a team they were. Elderly Japanese versions of Jay and Silent Bob. They really were. Anyone who doesn't know Jay and ...
... juice have never tasted so good. It had been almost 20hrs since my last meal at the plane.. Torture to my stomach. So what does one do at 7am when the Japanese summer rain is pounding the windows with the force of a thousand gods.. Well, these little swede went back to bed straight after breakfast and planned my walking route for the next couple days (the pilgrimage starts tomorrow!!) At 9.30am the rain had stopped. The heat had switched gear from hot to absolutely ...
... enough to sell anything made locally (its often either from the Mediterranean). As far as we were concerned, the whole olive thing is a scam! I reckon they should focus on the boutique soy making as most other boutique made soy sauce breweries elsewhere to this island only use steel tanks.
The island is also famous for the setting of the novel (and films) Twenty-Four Eyes based on a true story of a school teacher ...
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