Henro Postscript: Tokyo’s Odaiba District

December 4, 2017. On the Yurikamome Line's driverless train. Miraikan: National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation Fuji TV Headquarters Oedo-Onsen Monogatari Fish Therapy Session at the Onsen. ...and the adjoining onsen for dogs Ginza District

Walking The Henro: Day 17

November 19, 2017. Nagao to Shirotori Onsen via Temple 88, the last temple on the Henro-michi. Maeyama Ohenro Kōryū Salon (Shikoku Pilgrimage Community Centre) Illuminated temples, right to left: yesterday's Temple 87, today's Temple 88, tomorrow's Temple 1 Temple 88: Ōkuboji

A Day in Beppu

It’s about 6:30 in the morning as we wearily board the ferry that will transport us from Yawatahama Port on the island of Shikoku to Beppu on the island of Kyushu. Three hours to contemplate the walking journey we are leaving behind. Three hours to plan for our upcoming city tours: Beppu, Nagasaki, Fukuoka, Hiroshima... Continue Reading →

Shikoku: A Walk to the Spa

April 9, 2017 Today’s walk starts with great promise. After a fine Japanese breakfast, our obliging hostess at Minshuku Micchan loads us into her diminutive car and drives us up the steep winding road to its junction with Highway 47. We don our backpacks and say our goodbyes in a halting mishmash of English, Japanese... Continue Reading →

Shikoku: The Walk Continues

April 7, 2017 Kochi was hard to leave behind on this wet, dreary day as we make our way past Temple 31 - Chikurinji - on our way out of town. Just two days ago, we climbed treed slopes to this temple under a blazing sun. Today, the restaurant and overlook at its crest are... Continue Reading →

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