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Three train rides, a rural bus ride, and a tranquil hike up a mountain carries me from Japan's southern coast to a small monastery in central north Japan
The bus drops me in the middle of nowhere and I hike in drizzling rain up the 2 ½ mile, sliver-thin road that winds up the mountain. The final 150 ft. climb is across a moss-covered rock staircase that squeezes through a dense pine forest with just remnants of light reaching the forest floor.
Rich green rice paddies, a rich variety of mountain panoramas, tiny towns with crystal clear mountain brooks, traditional tiled roof/ bamboo slat houses, river-bridge views of modern, organized and clean cities – traveling by rail in Japan gives a sampling-platter of Japanese life. The cutting-edge bullet train feels like a rocket ship, but the local trains that slice through the ...
... vending machine. I've never seen milk in a vending machine and I A) wanted to know how the vending machine would dispense the milk, and B) wanted to know how it tasted. I love milk. I can drink it at any time, with or without food. After working out I want milk. After mowing the yard - milk. It's a natural energy drink. So I bought milk. Here's what I learned. A) the vending machine is essentially a refrigerator, and the front door opens and you take out a milk (which has a ...
... hilly area with the surfy coast truely excited me.
The scenery I expected is like below.
I arrived in Tottori at half past 2 in the afternoon by bus. In the bus station, I caught a sight of a bus just leaving for the sand dunes, so I headed for the bus and waved to have the bus stopped. The driver realized me and he opened the door ...
... up a few snacks from a local minimart. Tottoris main attraction for visitors is its sand dunes, which are situated on the coast about 5km out of town. These dunes cover a large area, and they are massive , more like giant hills. It had just rained so they were easy to work up (quite easy but still steep). After creating some artworks in the sand, it started to drizzle again so ...