Standards – April 11, 2019

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019, Day 29
  • Temples: #66 #66, #68, #69, and #70
  • Muroto City, Japan
  • Weather: 45-55 degrees chilly, misty morning on mountain becoming blue skies then overcast
  • Miles 20.7 miles / Total Miles 567.8

Standard Poodles have standards. This beauty has his “doggie bag” waste transported in a Louis Vuitton shopping bag.

  1. Standard Poodle
  2. Louis Vuitton Shopping Bag
  3. Standard Poodle

Temple #66 – April 11, 2019

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019, Day 29
  • Temples: #66 #66, #68, #69, and #70
  • Muroto City, Japan
  • Weather: 45-55 degrees chilly, misty morning on mountain becoming blue skies then overcast
  • Miles 20.7 miles / Total Miles 567.8

A 3,000 foot climb to the top of Temple #66 took slow and steady steps. It seems as though we were literally in the clouds as mist floated before our eyes. Hundreds large as life religious statues lined both sides of the street as o-henros paraded off to the next temple.

Too bad I exited the wrong way and had to climb the mountain twice…well, only 15-minute down and back up. The nicest elderly o-henro understood my problem as I realized I wasn’t going the right direction. With very limited English he let me know “go up.” He was spot-on. I don’t think I could have been so helpful had he approached me with the same problem.

  1. Standing Dragon!
  2. Temple #66
  3. Statues lining exit

Manger Full – April 11, 2019

  • Thursday, April 11, 2019, Day 29
  • Temples: #66 #66, #68, #69, and #70
  • Muroto City, Japan
  • Weather: 45-55 degrees chilly, misty morning on mountain becoming blue skies then overcast
  • Miles 20.7 miles / Total Miles 567.8

Where to stay when even the manger is taken? Mr. Haky-ti-soy’s Ryokan, a 15- minute drive from the 88 Temple Route. He and his wife pick up and return o-henros back to the route. Great accommodations, food, and fellowship.

  1. Mr. Haky-to-soy
  2. Morning drop off at Minshuku Okada
  3. Great encouragement for the second of the last three mountains