Taking a detour to Ise Grand Shrine (伊勢神宮) recently on the way to Koyasan in Wakayama prefecture was a delight. Once again visitors were few which meant more time to slow down and enjoy the scenery.
These little day trips are proving to be just the ticket. A dip into history, a new corner of Japan, and exercise to boot. Being fairly central, I get to choose.
This was a good hike. Starting at sea level and climbing up to 310m to the summit of Mt. Tsubonegachō
Inspired, I decided to take a walk. Takihara to Kii Nagashima, in Mie prefecture is a mere blip on a map but enough of a challenge to test a walking novice’s resolve.
I won’t pretend to know what I’m talking about when writing about the Kumano Kodo (熊野古道) so I’ll keep this
Last weekend we took another hike up Mt. Gozaisho. This time we took the back route (裏道) to the top