• Distance walked: 4.5km (2.8 miles)
  • Walk start: Takajiri
  • Walk end: Takahara

A short post today.

We walked around Kyoto in the morning--it was a great walk around town, and without any crowds either. The sun might come up before 5am (Japan doesn't do daylight savings time), but this city really doesn't get moving until 7:30 to 8 in the morning--which means we can avoid all the crowds if we're up and out of the hotel room just after breakfast.

After Kyoto, we took a train southwest to the city of Tanabe and got on the trail.

The trail was pretty steep at first, lots of rocks and roots and steps... but it was only a 4km walk the first day.

We stayed overnight in the village of Takahara, high up on the mountainside.