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... village streets in the magical quiet of the evening, wearing the yukata gown supplied by your inn.
Nakasendo Day 2 - Tsumago to NojiriLonger Option :
Walking distance : 18.4km
Elevation gain : 723m of ascent and 644m of descent
Time required : About 6 hoursShorter Option :
Walking distance : 3.7km
Elevation gain : 101m of ascent and 117m of descent
Time required : About 1 hoursThe longest day (about 6 hours) ...
... devoted to the goddess Kannon. She is the goddess of mercy and has 11 additional heads on the top of her head. In one of the temple buildings there is an absolutely stunning statue of Kannon: 30 feet tall and covered in gold leaf. The statue was made in the 700s and it was covered in gold leaf in 1342. Unfortunately they don’t let anyone take pictures of the statue. It was beautiful.
We also went to Daibutsu, the Great Buddha of Kamakura. This is a ...
... up almost to a mesa with several large boulders. Rock climbers were rappelling from the top Mt. Takatori. We took a well-maintained staircase to the summit rewarding our efforts with 360 degree views. We could see both Yokosuka and Tokyo and Sagami Bay, and I look forward to going back on a clearer day to see Mt Fuji and other vistas.
That Saturday night our neighborhood shrine was having their summer festival. We paid our respects at the shrine ...
My trip to the Hakone mountain region started with my first ride with the famous Shinkansen train, I was excited like a little boy :-))). The second part of the trip was with a little mountain train which didn't excite me but all the Japanes tourist :-). The main reason I spend a night up in Hakone was Mount Fuji. But unfortunately, like most of the time, Japan's most famous mountain was covered in clowds. So I did a boat cruise and visited a shrine ...
In my previous story, I wrote that I won't be able to do all the things that I want to do. That doesn't take away the fact that there are a couple of activities that I believe I HAVE to do when I am in Japan. I can now scratch two of those from my list, since they took place in the last two weekends.
The first one is climbing Mount Fuji, the highest mountain of Japan. I've succeeded, and contrary to all expectations, I enjoyed it a lot! Almost everyone I spoke ...