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... the architecture of Haiseiden Poet's Memorial Hall.
I left Iga with plenty of time to make it to the airport as I'm not one who enjoys rushing. Heading to the airport required catching different trains and somehow I ended up on this single carriage train heading out along the country side. The whole trip I wasn't too sure if I was on the right train but it arrived at the platform at the right time so I just waited the journey time ...
... to marry and have kids and altogether lead a rather celebrity status lifestyle - definitely not the kind of monks life I know about from back home!
This region in the alps of Japan is famous for it`s many Onsen, outdoor hot pools which are used for bathing in, and also for it`s population of snow monkeys. Close to Nagano (about an hour on the bus) I visited a park where the two combine, and I walked ...
Allright. No need grass. Moss is fine too. Wisdom took me to the famous Ginkakuji temple and I must admit that its garden is beautiful dispite of its lack of grass. It's at the foot of a hill with a little forest and the mellow green of the brownish moss beautifully completes the usual round shapes. I actually got to like moss even better than grass. It looks friendly, soft, smooth and interesting, where as grass with its bright green and pointed ...
... the right preparation, but other than that I haven't really had much to do with them. That all changed today, and I've got the deer-head shaped bruises on my sides and buttocks to prove it.
The deers at Nara could learn alot from the nice, placid, friendly deers on Miyajima.
Today started in the typical Toyoko Inn fashion of going down to the lobby and mingling with a bunch of serious looking Japanese guys in suits in order ...
... go to Koka, another hometown of ninjas. Instead of Koka, I chose to stop by Seki. Seki is a old post town of the Tokaido Highway and its old streets are well-preserved at the present. I got to Seki at around four thirty and it was getting darker. I picked up a map of the streets at the train station and headed for the old post town. I had heard that Seki post town was the best-preserved old streets of the fifty-three stages of the ...