I got up early, knowing I had a long way to go that day. Look at the breakfast that was served to me!
I put this wonderful lunch in my pack and waved good-bye to my hostess. I was on my way about 7 am.
First thing, the Cherry Tree Hidehira Zakura
Next, the stone chair of Seimei Abeno, then Kobiro-oji.
Many times the trail followed a stream through a low area. The wet mossy stones were a little scary to walk on - for good reason! I slid and fell more than a few times.
Occasionally, I wasn't sure which way to go and had to stop and pull out the map.
I just can't imagine wearing straw sandals on this uneven trail! No wonder that they wore out quickly.
October 1081! I can't imagine!
I stopped here to take a break and when I left, I went in the wrong direction! I added about an hour to my walk because of it. Taihen desu.
Later, I stopped and ate the first half of my lunch. There was so much that I saved the rest for the next day.
This was a long day and I couldn't dilly dally at any one place because I had to get where I was going before the sun went behind the hills. There were so many interesting places that I did stop to take pictures and read the signs.
Hosshinmon-oji is one of the bigger, more well known shrines.
Here's where I stayed that night. My supper was served in my room. After a soak in the onsen, I was asleep fast.
I'll post more of the trip in a few days.