“ Wonderful day in Nara and hiking the Yamanobe no Michi "Ancient Trail" ”
During my day with Chisato we spent the morning visiting the Todaji-ji Shrine, Nara Park and other key sites. From there we boarded the JR train and headed to the trailhead of the Yamanobe no Michi ancient trail. We sauntered along the trail visiting the Mika Shrine, the Hirara Shrine, Genpien Temple, Stone Pagoda and garden, a waterfall, fruit farms, a medicinal plant garden, and stopping to chat with local gardeners and other denizens along the way. It was a fabulous day accented by beautiful cherry blossoms all along the way. The hike is a unique way to visit another slice of Japanese daily life away from what one gardener described " the noise of Kyoto." Chisato planned a great day for me and made sure all my needs were cared for. We sauntered/hiked along for close to 8 miles. I was... read more
Thank you for your comments! That was a lovely day with cherry blossoms at their best. It is my pleasure to spend time with you to Nara city and Yamanobe-no-michi ancient trail. I hope more people will know about this off-the-beaten trail in Nara.