January 4th 2013, and after spending the New Year with my wife I am back in Kyushu for the next leg of my 2,200 kilometer walk, starting where I left off a few days ago in Kokura.
I headed east to Mojiko and stopped in at a major shrine there before cutting over the mountains.
I visited two of the pilgrimage temples as well as a couple of other temples.
I also visited several more shrines. From Kanda I hopped on a train back to Kokura as I had a really good deal on a hotel room there. In Kokura I went out and enjoyed the illuminations.