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This is the archive for 22 September 2017

Friday, September 22, 2017

Today I am moving from Shirakawa to mitsue. A last hot bath in the Shirakawa-no-yu hot spring, a local breakfast and here we go on the most expensive autoroute of the world (didn't check, but sure it feels so). The final destination is Mitsue, but I will stop in Misugi, where I found the only free room in all the Uda valley for this day. I made some 3-4 hours space compressing the (already rich) program for the next day to allot for a visit at the Naigu of the Ise Jingu, or the most important of the two (almost) twin shrines in Ise. This is where the Sun Goddess, Amaterasu-no-omikami is enshrined, and has been the place where almost all the emperors have been bestowed their crown.