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As we finished going round the fifth temple, Jizo-ji, it started to rain. Fortunately the bus stop wasn't far and we got there 10 minutes before the '1-an-hour' bus!
We got back to our guest-house (the one that the Chinese lady in Takamatsu helped us book) to find the kind-but-firm old lady that runs it and her assistant had taken our bags up to our room for us. We always feel bad when other people go to lift our ...
The path I took wound through the countryside, took you through small towns, alongside orange groves and along a lot of roads. This walk would be more fun with more countryside, but this is a crowded place. People are friendly on the route and can be identified by their white tops and walking sticks with bells on. I saw a dread locked guy with what seemed like hundreds of bells pacing through one of the temples. He seemed very cool and self possessed.
It took ...
... stay in Tatsue and then the last night in Osaka. The temple I stayed in is on the route for the pilgrims that wslk sround Shikoku. So it was a really different feeling than koya san. Not being a pilgrim I felt really out of place and noone really spoke any English. The head monk knew a few words, showed me my tatami room. The next time I saw him he had his fancy robes on and was chanting in the temple for ...
... 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 ...
... a good friend.. After parting with the dear ol dog I did temple 22 and saw a thieving monkey in another garden. All true. When it heard me coming it yelled something rude in monkeish and bolted over the wooden fence and disappeared into the forrest. Cheeky wee monkey. Only minutes later hell broke loose. Again? Really!? I love thunder but here it just of a different caliber. It's a Magnum, AK-47 and a sawed of riffle that are taped onto a rocket launcher and all ...