- 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.