Hososhima means narrow island. I never realised that Japan is made up of about 7000 islands. We walked through a small town in order to get to the small Myokokuji temple. The houses are close together with no gardens and are quite plain. The temple was very pretty and had its own garden, which was the usual landscape of trees rocks and sand all to be seen from one viewing point.. After this we drove to Cape Hyuga winding up steep roads up the mountain. After a walk through the forest we had lovely views of the coast and also the tall columnar basalt rocks which make up most of Japan. After this we drove to the Omi shrine and were lucky to arrive at the same time as a month old baby was being blessed and also a wedding couple were having their photos done. It is in a beautiful situation and is pretty and peaceful. We purified ourselves in a particular way with blessed water and stood by a sacred rock pool. I did not feel the vibes I was supposed to get from this area but no one else did! This shrine is one of the few to
be by the sea as they are worried about being swept away by a tsunami. However this one is protected by a large rock on the sea side. Next we walked to a rocky ravine and clambered up through the cave to see the " dragon" which was the shape of light coming through the ravine. You had to have a lot of imagination to see it.
I am a retired doctor with 2 kids, one of whom lives in Australia so travelling to the other side of the world has become second nature. Apart from socialising and gardening, travelling is my favourite hobby. I love travelling with my husband as we have the same likes and dislikes when it comes to food, wine and things to do (apart from sport that is !)
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