Walking The Henro: A Tokyo Prelude

It’s about two in the morning on October 27, 2017. Once again, Gail and I are on our way back to Japan. Back to Shikoku. Back to the Henro 88 temple pilgrimage. Our plan is to complete the last third of the Henro-michi, visiting the final 44 temples along the route before returning to the place we started in 2015: Temple 1.

Our first port of call s a quick stopover in Tokyo. Just enough time to dine on soba and sake before a curious night’s sleep in Hotel Kiba, a rare capsule Hotel that caters to couples.

6 thoughts on “Walking The Henro: A Tokyo Prelude

  1. Sandra Stuart October 31, 2017 / 6:45 am

    I got heart palpatations when I saw the photo of you both in your capsule bed. I have claustrophobia- I wouldn’t have been able to stay for 5 minutes in what looks like a coffin to me!


    • David Firman October 31, 2017 / 7:01 am

      Hi Sandra, I agree this may not be the ideal accommodation choice for a claustrophobe. But it is a very roomy coffin.


  2. Mike C. October 28, 2017 / 1:06 pm

    OMG!!! Is that an old tube TV in the capsule?!? Or is it an LCD fitted into the old tube TV plastic housing?


    • David Firman October 31, 2017 / 3:10 am

      It’s a flat screen tv in there. The capsule was kind of a comfy place to watch a show.


  3. Jon October 28, 2017 / 9:56 am

    Looking forward to sharing the journey with you via blog. Good Luck!


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