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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.
... countryside give a deep appreciation of the quaint nature of the remote areas.
This northern seaside city is surrounded by mountains and is dotted with temples, shrines, museums and markets that show a bit more slow and quiet Japanese lifestyle. It was a bit surreal pacing the near-empty streets on this Sunday afternoon. It helped me prepare for my next step - a remote mountain temple.
... I imagined the lives the people led that allowed them to spend a weekday afternoon in the ocean. Maybe they were teachers on summer break, or fishermen and their families, whose workday starts and ends before many people wake up.
After the beach we drove to the Tottori Sakyu, the sand dunes. It's hard to describe how cool the dunes are. I went there once before about ten years ago. The best thing to do is to watch the sunrise and sunset from the dunes. But I ...
... 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 ...
We arrived in a very rainy Tottori and to be honest it did not stop throughout the whole day we were here. The first thing we did on arrival in town was to drop our bags off at our Minshuko, which is a type of Japanese hotel, less elaborate than a ryokan, but with the same tatami matted rooms. Unfortunately , there was little in the way of restaurants with English menus, so we ...