Sayonara Kushimoto Royal Hotel.
And I enjoyed varieties of food at breakfast.
Wakayama is the largest production of sour plum in Japan; I tried my first sour plum porridge.
We are at the tip of the Kii Peninsula; therefore, we need to drive back over 200 km.
We stayed in bus for long; but I enjoyed scenery from a window.
I looked at Hashigui from the other side.
First we stopped at Nachi no Taki (Nachi Falls).
This is the tallest waterfall in Japan (133 m).
No. 1 Seigantoji
This is the World Heritage Site.
We can view Nachi Falls from here, too.
This temple is next to Kumano Nachi Taisha (shrine).
There is a simple gate to divide the two.
This Miagatahikosha is for safe travel and safe drive.
Obviously, I love traveling so I need God’s blessing.
In addition, Yatagarasu gets me excited.
This shrine is for Yatagarasu as well.
If you look carefully in a picture, you will find a crow with three legs.
Yatagarasu is used in design of Japanese national football team’s uniform because it plays a role as a guidance.
There is a hope that Yatagarasu would lead a Japanese national team to a victory.
I also prayed for my good health by writing a wish board and to walk through 1,000 year old tree.
I rushed back to the bus.
I continued enjoying scenery from a window again.
The water of Kumano River is so blue!
There is a boat to enjoy a river cruise, but we didn’t have time for that.
Perhaps, next time.
I bought my own dessert: sour plum ice cream!
Next is the final destination of this trip.
No. 5 Fujiidera
Last sutra recite at the temple.
I love to visit Temples and Shrines because I can feel and touch real Japanese culture.
Many of them are located at peaceful places (mountain with full of trees, scenic ocean, etc).
I feel refresh visiting these temples and shrines and blessed.
We reached Shin-Osaka Station to catch a shinkansen back home.
Once I reach home, I take a shower and go to bed.
I plan to visit other 29 temples later this year.