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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.
... was much more acceptable, so much so that it inspired dancing and singing. Bet they didn't include that with the entry price!! Finally managed to convince the entertainment to wrap things up (literally and figuratively) and we headed back to our hotel for our own private family onsen. Daddy was not gifted the show, poor Daddy. A seven course dinner followed (we ...
Up early at 6am to catch my train to Kinosaki which was an onsen town on the West cost of Japan. Onsen are Japanese hot springs so I was looking forward to a day of relaxation!
... right time as Winter is the best time for crabs! Hurrah! No sooner had we left Fukuchiyama the snow really started to fall, leaving Annabelle at a loss for how she would get around Kinosaki with only her flip flops on.
As we progressed through the hills towards Kinosaki the snow got worse and worse and was soon literally metres deep.
It was so bad that we both felt a bit nervous and worried that the ...
... lovely little room, where the traditional Japanese Macha tea was served, and change into our Yukata.
It was cold walking around outside in the Yukata, but we did have several layers on, and also particularly fetching snow boots! Nevertheless we had little time to waste as we had a lot of Onsen to fit in and only one evening and one morning with which to do it!
The first Onsen we decided to try ...