Monday, June 8, 2009

Glimpses along the Katsuragi Kodou

guys

On Saturday I spent a great day walking along the Katsuragi Kodou, an old road that runs along the base of the Katsuragi and Kongou Mountains in the west of Nara Prefecture. I was accompanied by a couple of other Japan-bloggers, Aurelio ( margen del yodo ), and Ted ( Notes from the Nog )

owacho

For this first post I thought I would just upload a few views through gates into private front yards and gardens. This first one was in the village of Owacho down at the south end of the trail. The gates provide a great frame for the typical Japanese gardens inside.

kamogami

This one was in Kamogami, the area that was the original home of the clan that moved to the Kyoto basin and founded the famous Shimogamo and Kamigamo shrines.

nagara1

These last 2 were in Nagara, a village abouth halfway along the path that is famous for its "Old streets" of Edo period buildings.

nagara2

The Katsuragi no Michi starts a little east of Gose station which is about 2 hours south of Kyoto or 90 mins from osaka

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