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Hunting the Fall Color 2016 Kegon-ji

December 10th, 2016 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan On the tenth and final day of my walk along the last leg of the Saigoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage I reached the last temple, Kegon-ji in Gifu Prefecture. Once the morning fog had burnt...
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Hunting the Fall Color 2016 Day 8

December 8th, 2016 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan The penultimate day of my walk was continuing on along the Nakasendo. The Post Town of Samegai was a pleasant surprise….. Out in the country between villages a splash of...
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Hunting the Fall Color 2016 Day 7

December 6th, 2016 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan Across from where Nobunagas Azuchi Castle once stood I climbed the mountain on my way to Kannonji, the penultimate temple of the pilgrimage. Halfway up the mountain was...
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Hunting the Fall Color 2016 Day 6

December 4th, 2016 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan Mid morning I reached Chomeiji temple number 31 on the pilgrimage, and it was a riot of color A little further on in Omihachiman at Himure Hachimangu they were preparing for some...
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Hunting the Fall Color 2016 Day 5

December 3rd, 2016 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan Day 5 started out with a short ferry trip across Lake Biwa to the sacred island of Chikibujima and the shrines and temples there. Across the lake at Nagahama I visited the...
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Hunting the Fall Color 2016 Day4

December 2nd, 2016 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan Day 3, the walk from Takahama to Obama was fairly dreary and overcast with showers so offered little in the way of fall colors, but day from Obama to the shores of Lake Biwa was...
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Hunting the Fall Color 2016 Day 3

December 1st, 2016 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan The third day was overcast and showery, but while taking shelter at the train station in Takahama in the late afternoon I was blessed with a full 180 degree rainbow that over time...
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Hunting the Fall Color 2016 Day 2

November 29th, 2016 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan Early on the second day I visited several temples along the base of Mount Atago in Nishi Maizuru. It was still foggy but color was to be found. Not far away a small park/garden in...
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Hunting the Fall Color 2016 day 1

November 28th, 2016 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan Just got back from what has become an annual tradition of mine, a nice long walk looking for the autumn colors. This year was a 200 kilometer, 10 day trek that was the final leg of...
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Kyushu Pilgrimage Day 8 Nakatsu to Usa

November 21st, 2016 | by TOP10 BEST NIIJIMA REASONABLE HOTEL
RSS News from: More glimpses of unfamiliar Japan Sunday, January 6th, 2013, was going to be a fine day weatherwise, though when I started walking it was still dark. I had recently spent a few days exploring Nakatsu, so today I...