Went to Akame-shujuhachi-taki waterfalls today…a definite out of the box adventure. Enjoyed the hike, onsen and local delicacies! Here’s a bit more about these waterfalls: Akame-shujuhachi-taki is a collective name for numerous big and small cascades in the valley of about 4km length, situated at the upstream of Taki River that flows at the border of Iga and Continue reading «Akame-shujuhachi-taki Waterfalls!»Read more ›
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Today we (October 11,2011) — my daughters and I — decided to try our hand at hiking Mt. Jyubu, which we visited a few days ago. Arriving there, we encountered a light rain, but undaunted, we decided to try trekking a bit to see what we were getting into — little did we know. The fee for entering Mt. Jyubu Continue reading «Blazing the Yamabushi Trail!»Read more ›
Today I went on an ‘out of the box’ adventure to Kontai-ji temple on Mount Jyubu near Wazuka-cho in Soraku-gun. Relying heavily on the help of i-pad navigation, we arrived at Mount Jyubu, and as my daughter will testify, the road winding up the 685 meter high mountain was full of fear and excitement (mainly fear on her part). Parking Continue reading «Kontai-ji Temple on Jyubu Mountain: A Yamabushi training camp of Old!»Read more ›