Travel Blogs from Myoko
... to walk along under the main altar in pitch black darkness. Part of the way along there is a door with a key in it and pilgrims come from all over Japan to touch the key which is known as the key to Paradise. We all had to feel our way along the passage by touching the wall which was lined with wood and. I think that most of us were relieved to reach the end and climb stairs once more into the light of the temple. We then sat for a few minutes listening to the monks chanting ...
... road leading to the track to the monkeys. It was steep and very slippery as the snow had fallen on ice. Barbara had one of her walking poles with her and with good grips on her walking boots it wasn't too bad. Sue had not had a chance to put her metal ice grips onto her boots and so struggled until with the help of the tour leader she managed to get them on. Barbara had tried to help but they have to be stretched to get them on and really need to be put onto the ...
... other fauna that this pool seems to attract is the professional photographer, and their behavior was much more interesting. A line of 20 or so photographers standing shoulder to shoulder, some with tripods set up, all jostled for position with their eyes tightly jammed into their viewfinders, and their massive zoom lenses aimed squarely at the 2 monkeys in the pond, waiting for them to do something.
One of the ...
... notion of the Japanese highlands in the middle of winter was a little too optimistic, but I was expecting snow covered footpaths, snow plows clearing the streets in the mornings, and awnings and carports which had to have the thick piles of snow scraped off them because they were in danger of collapsing. All we're actually getting is a few flakes of snow yesterday, and enough snow here and there to make the odd pile of ice and slush. ...
... Nagano station.
Wandering through the station, probably not surprisingly there was the highest ratio of foreigners to locals than I'd seen in all my trips to Japan. Also not surprisingly, every one of said foreigners, except for us, spoke with an American accent, and was carrying a snowboard.
Nagano is a small and peaceful little train station, in comparison to the massive and crowded cities within cities which have been the train stations we have ...
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