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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.
... sand dune when it's almost a hundred degrees and the sand feels twice as hot. Back at the steps to the parking lot we dumped out a couple of pounds of sand each from our shoes and socks, and Joe tried his best to get sand out of his shirt, etc. One lesson I learned from the sand dune is that I never, ever want to be stranded in the desert. It was bad enough having to walk up that one sand dune that was,in the grand scheme of things, not that big. I can't imagine being stuck in ...
... 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 ...
... up a few snacks from a local minimart. Tottoris main attraction for visitors is its sand dunes, which are situated on the coast about 5km out of town. These dunes cover a large area, and they are massive , more like giant hills. It had just rained so they were easy to work up (quite easy but still steep). After creating some artworks in the sand, it started to drizzle again so ...