Friday, May 30, 2014

Uji City, Kyoto, Japan Hike

This hike involved quite a lot of paved roads, but I was pleasantly surprised with the scenery and seclusion. Check out the pics below. Note: If you click on the first picture, it will enlarge and you can view the whole slideshow (at least in the Chrome browser).

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A quiet shrine on the way

Starting point

Forest entrance

Stunning forest all to myself before 6am

More forest

Love these trees

Lead the way, trail

I had the urge to jump down and follow the creek instead of the trail

Hard to believe that's 900 years old, when the world was flat

A mountain road. That's the end of the dirt trails

Mountain-top cemetery. Not too creepy.

Bamboo decorating the road-side

This village might as well be 900 years old, too

Never seen the river from this lofty angle

Loftier still

The loftiest. My favorite spot o' the morn' for sure.

A secluded temple complex that served as a much needed rest area

Proper entrance to the temple (I came up through the back via mountain)

Curving back around the mount to my starting point

Lower view of the dam

And, we're back

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