Monday, December 17, 2012

Onomichi Temple Walk


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Before I headed off on my walk to Shikoku along the Shimanami Kaido I spent the morning walking Onomichi's temple walk.

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Though a relatively small town, Onomichi is home to 25 temples that, like the town itself, are mostly located on the steep hillside running down to the sea.

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The route, only 2.5 k long, is easy to follow, especially with the free maps from the towns tourist information office. An easy half-day wander, mostly along narrow lanes and up and down steps.

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As well as the temples, some of which are not particularly impressive, there are also a handful of shrines as well as other funky old buildings and other tourist sites.

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There are also lots of nice views down over the town and across to Mukaishima across the narrow channel.

1 comment:

  1. Onomichi is so beautiful. I went in spring. It was a nice view with all the cherry blossoms there. There were also a lot of cats.

    I still want to do the cycle tour from Onomichi to Imabari (Shikoku) some time! ^__^

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