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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.
... the shop open. They took us back and jumped us off, charging just over ten bucks to do it; had they asked for fifty I'd have had little choice. In the interim my nieces told Hanako that they'd walk home if needed. Yumura is a good fifty miles from their house.
After Yumura the GPS got revenge on me and took me on a tiny road in the mountains that was a horribly exciting driving experience. Finally we found the highway and made it back to Himeji at around eight that night.
... because I had to catch a train for the next destination. If I had not, I wouldn't have stayed in the reserved hostel on the night. I had no choice.
Tottori Area video
It introduces more attractions of Tottori, including Uradome Coast and Iwai Hot Springs, and specialties of the area such as Iwagaki rock oyster and Matsubagani snow crab.
We arrived in a very rainy Tottori and to be honest it did not stop throughout the whole day we were here. The first thing we did on arrival in town was to drop our bags off at our Minshuko, which is a type of Japanese hotel, less elaborate than a ryokan, but with the same tatami matted rooms. Unfortunately , there was little in the way of restaurants with English menus, so we ...