Hotel Sunroute Tokushima
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... full circuit, so today we settled for a taster by doing a 15km hike of the first five temples.
As soon as we got to Bando train station, the closest to the first temple, we spotted a few henro in the traditional gear. When we got to the first temple, Ryozen-ji, there were many more, with mannequins kitted out as well to advertise that the nearby shop sold the outfit if you needed to get your own!
... part of the afternoon to walk the route. The weather held off for little old me, until the end. At temple 5 I bought what seemed like cheap oranges. Great I said to myself. At least until I tried one. They were very bitter, and it was a pain to eat them. (The locals like them though as I managed to give the bag to the owners of my hostel.). So with a bag of bitter oranges I made it to the bus stop for a short 10minute ride, which would not come for the next 1.5 hours. With this ...
... o'clock service. Meals were with pilgrims , so I ate with an older father daughter and a loud laughing bald guy in his yukata. Breakfast was at 6 and then they were off walking again. I am realizing that one of the most important phrases to understand is ,'Are you travelling alone?', I get asked that alot! Oh, Forgot, I stopped in Kotohira on the way to Oboke and climbed to a temple and took an udon noodle making ...
... 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 ...
... But then there's the other side who grows with every step. Who beats all the things I just pointed out. It's the side who conquers the mountain, and the pain. It's the side who doesn't give up no matter what! It's the feeling that has been lost to me for so long. And I'm rediscovering it. Reclaiming the faith in myself. This is why I set out on this pilgrimage. It is not the temples - it is the path that leads to them.. The journey. Spiritual mumbo jumbo you ...