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... and entertain ourselves with shrines for a while longer. We visited the largest waterfall in Japan but it pales in caparisoned to Costa Rica's so we jumped on an early bus home. After checking out of our hostel we boarded the train for our next destination. However the train randomly stopped in the middle of no where with no explanation. We just jumped on the next one but our tickets were then wrong. The nice train inspector didn't give us a fine or anything he ...
... like instrument. This was to show us how pilgrims used to go down this route.
We landed in Shingu, went to the second shrine of the Kumano Kodo which was excellent, but slightly less impressive than the first in my opinion. Then we took a train to Nachi where we planned to bus up to the waterfalls, but there were very few buses so we took the one taxi in the taxi rank. The waterfall was hugely impressive! There was another shrine at ...
... an umeboshi (pickled plum) factory and then went to Shirahama beach. The beach felt like Australia, probably because the sand is imported from there. We spent a few hours there and it was lovely weather. Unfortunately I got really sunburnt but it has gone down now. On Tuesday, it was rainy start to the day and we left at 7.30 in the morning. We ended up walking probably 10-15kms ...
... across the paddy in a vain attempt to corner them and box them up for relocation...and caught none of them (but we had fun giving it the good old college try!).
The other highlight of the week ended up being quite the unusual wwoofing activity. Our host Taisho (captain in Japanese, her husband gave us the nickname and we liked it so it stuck) has been a hotel singer for the past 6 years at a local establishment and has amassed ...
... just been startled by a very large snake by the river.... more nasty and strange goings on! The next two temples were beautiful but not nearly as exciting as the snake episode.
We ended our pilgrimage with a visit to Inabane-oji a temple first recorded in 1109AD and considered as (another) starting point for the Kumano Kodo trail. Seems there are a few different trails that have been followed. I suppose if you think of the well over a ...
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