Featuring today: The great mountains north of Tokyo.
So you saw the wake-up view. Well rest assured the day did live up to that expectation. I followed advice from the guesthouse owner to go to a shrine up in the mountains. About 600 meters higher in just 20 minutes...
I also came across a few animals!
On to some culture! Up the mountain was a beautiful and famous shrine with an 800 year old tree that is believed to possess great power. When I touched it I could feel it pulsing strongly (then again I am a treehugger..)
After seeing the shrine and awesome tree I found an onsen and went naked.
That's right! Onsens are pretty much like wellness in Belgium, but they emphasize on hot baths rather then sauna.
There I met a nice guy, we started talking and ended up eating lunch together.
After a good talk he suggested to guide me around tomorrow in an authentique town on the way back to Tokyo. Perfect!!
Here are some final shots of a great day that ended in a typical dinner at the guesthouse.
And top things - a romantefied version of an onsen for girls