I do not know if it was his the Mount Misen who has given us aches or unusual tensions in the legs.
We left the beautiful island of Miyajima for Koyasan. For this trip, we took the ferry, 7 trains, the cable-car and a bus. Left around 9 am, we arrived at around 16:30 Koyasan. We have left our big suitcase and sweets from Miyajima in Osaka coinlockers. As dinner is served at 17:30 in the monastery, we decided not to go on an adventure yet.
On Mount Misen, some maples had already worn their red robes. On the road to Koyasan, we also saw some beautiful trees with beautiful colors. We will explore all this tomorrow.
It’s a little bit cold, here: 2 ° C. Xim said, faced with this statement: “I can feel the two degrees: the first and the second…” For my part, being a big chilly, I planned these days as for a polar expedition, so I do not worry too much (yes, I’m in Damart mode, while some friends of ours are swinging in hammocks in the sweltering heat of Thailand).
Tomorrow, we start looking for the colors of Koyasan.
(I also want to drag a very personal anecdote: there is now a shop Totoro in Koyasan! I saw it next to the pharmacy, near the bus stop No. 8! The spirit of the forest is everywhere! unless it’s the spirit of the merchandising …)