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... sounded right up our street!
Our plans changed, however, when we couldn't get accommodation in the area and we discovered that it's not that great for pedestrians – there isn't much near the train stations so we'd have to spend a long time walking along roads or hitch-hiking to get anywhere good for hiking.
Yesterday, when we went to the station to get the train to Bando, there was a large crowd hanging around waiting ...
... get a stamp. 1 temple done. Exercise frees the mind, chanting focuses it. It is still not an easy walk to complete at 1,400 meters it will take at least a month to complete. Fortunately i was only planning on walking the first five temples. The happy faces at temple one seemed to suggest that people find this walk very rewarding. The walk exists because one man, Kobo Daishi walked this route far and wide. He set up one branch of Buddhism in Japan. Many people follow this branch of ...
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 ...
... I wanted to get going. But temple no 7 was only 30min walk away so far too early to go anywhere. A diary entry later time was just after 5am and I could hear the monks chant in the main hall. So I got up and packed and had some sweet rice crackers and a coffee and then back on the road. The extreme downhill with starting so early was that no, and I mean NONE, food places were open and there was not a convenient store in sight. By the time I left temple 10 that day I was yet ...
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