S: Japan July 23 ~ August 13, 2011
FC: JAPAN | JULY 23 ~ AUGUST 13 2011
1: KYOTO MATSUBAYA RYOKAN | I
21: First trip to Osaka, to see National Kabuki Theatre. Noticed Sound of Music poster nearby. Traditional meets contemporary!
22: Arayashima, outside of Kyoto. Saw Monkey Refuge and Bamboo Forest
24: Leaving Kyoto, I go to Kiso Valley in the Chubu region of Japan to walk a section of the Nakasendo Highway, one of the old traveler roads from Kyoto to Tokyo. I start in the post town of Magome. I'm heading to Tsumago, eight kilometers away. Along the road, I go through woods, past shrines and old inns.
27: Teahouse at the summit of Magome Pass 801 meters / 2600 feet
30: a day in Matsumoto
31: My "good will" guide in Matsumoto
32: From Matsumoto, I head into the Alps region of Japan. I stay at Hirayu Onsen, a hot springs town and visit Kamikochi National Park.
35: Hiker I met along the way who walked about a mile with me and showed me the way to this bridge.
43: Hida Satoyama Cycling Trip
45: SHIRAKAWA-GO UNESCO World Heritage Site
50: In Osaka for the IFTR Conference