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Yamaguchi Temples - a ride report - sort of!(24 posts)

Yamaguchi Temples - a ride report - sort of!GeoCyclist
Jan 5, 2004 9:53 PM
Tomorrow I'm heading off to Angola. So, I thought I would post one last ride report before I head back to work. This post has been a work in progress for the last two months. I have been taking photos of temples that I pass by while cycling. These temples are in Yamaguchi and Hiroshima prefecture. I hope you enjoy the post.
Yamaguchi Temples - a ride report - sort of!GeoCyclist
Jan 5, 2004 9:55 PM
A closer look at the temple from the last photo. I took this from the top of the stairs.
Yamaguchi Temples - a ride report - sort of!GeoCyclist
Jan 5, 2004 9:59 PM
This photo shows the two Torii arches that lead up to the temple. The second Torii is in the shade of the trees.
Yamaguchi Temples - a ride report - sort of!GeoCyclist
Jan 5, 2004 10:02 PM
A little temple stuck on the side of the road. Note, the Torii at the road side.
Yamaguchi Temples - a ride report - sort of!GeoCyclist
Jan 5, 2004 10:04 PM
Could be a temple? I wasn't really sure what this little building was, but it had the look of a temple and all the flags.
Yamaguchi Temples - a ride report - sort of!GeoCyclist
Jan 5, 2004 10:08 PM
I couldn't get far enough back to get a good photo of this temple; i.e. with Torii and temple dogs in the photo. This temple was perched on the top of a mountain with a 25% grade leading up to the temple.
Yamaguchi Temples - a ride report - sort of!GeoCyclist
Jan 5, 2004 10:11 PM
There was a steel viewing platform next to the temple. You can just see the Torii at the bottom of the pic. This pic shows the mountains to the North of the temple. There's lots of great cycling in those hills!
Yamaguchi Temples - a ride report - sort of!GeoCyclist
Jan 5, 2004 10:15 PM
This is one cool looking stone bridge that leads to a temple. The rope hanging between the Torri post is to ward off evil spirits.
Yamaguchi Temples - a ride report - sort of!GeoCyclist
Jan 5, 2004 10:18 PM
Do you want to have a go at climbing a really steep road? This road has got to be well over 30%! The road goes up to the temple, and I gave this road a miss.
Yamaguchi Temples - a ride report - sort of!GeoCyclist
Jan 5, 2004 10:21 PM
A wooden Torii next to a small shrine.
Yamaguchi Temples - a ride report - sort of!GeoCyclist
Jan 5, 2004 10:23 PM
This temple was located in the middle of a town. I shot this photo from across the road.
Yamaguchi Temples - a ride report - sort of!GeoCyclist
Jan 5, 2004 10:29 PM
I tried to get a photo of the Temple Dogs, but the light wasn't the best. The Temple dogs are the statues either side of the walk leading up to the temple; in front of the cow.
Yamaguchi Temples - a ride report - sort of!GeoCyclist
Jan 5, 2004 10:32 PM
One last temple shot before I head for the house. I hope you enjoyed the pics! This will be the last ride report from the Geocyclist for the next few months! You all get out and ride, and post, so I can dream of cycling while I'm at work!!!

Ride On!
Yamaguchi Temples - a ride report - sort of!Woof the dog
Jan 5, 2004 10:51 PM
damn
i wanna go there

what exactly is the name of the area?

woof.
Yamaguchi Prefecture...GeoCyclist
Jan 6, 2004 1:56 AM
Is located on the South Eastern corner of Honshu (the large Island of Japan).
Fantastic!one_speed
Jan 6, 2004 8:39 AM
Thanks much for sharing! I hope to get over there someday, but have a feeling a lot of research and an attack on the language would be in order to make it successful. Looks like you really enjoyed yourself.
Don't let the language hold you back!GeoCyclist
Jan 6, 2004 3:12 PM
I did a two week road trip in Japan over the Holidays. I don't speak Japanese and didn't have any problems. I spent my Christmas at a traditional Japanese inn that was located in the volcanic hot springs region of Kyushu (Southern Island). The hotel staff spoke very little English, but somehow everything seemed to work out. I had a seven course Japanese meal that was fantastic. Planning is required (to keep the cost down), but don't let the language hold you back!

Ride on!
Yamaguchi Temples - a ride report - sort of!cycleaddict
Jan 6, 2004 7:26 PM
THANKS!!!!!
beautiful!_rt_
Jan 6, 2004 7:51 AM
thanks for the photos and the short lesson on what to look for.

good luck with work & i look forward to seeing more pics in the future.

rt
Beautiful shots--we'll miss your reports while you're away!The Walrus
Jan 6, 2004 2:57 PM
If you ever get up to Kyoto, set aside a day to go to Heian Shrine, and then walk south along the road that exits the main gate. The road leads into the foothills on the east side of the city, and you pass one temple (or shrine) after another. It seemed like each one had the most perfect garden I'd ever been in, each one "better" than the last. ...and don't miss Kiyomizu Temple, a
i huge
wooden structure on stilts on the eastern hillsides. Awesome view....

i Angola?!?!?!!!
I'm so sorry to hear that.
KyotoGeoCyclist
Jan 6, 2004 3:17 PM
I went to Kyoto just before Christmas. I know the area that you are talking about. We spent the majority of the 23rd Dec walking around in this area; as everything was closed for the emperor's birthday. I took some great photos in Kyoto, but couldn't post here as it wasn't a cycling trip.

Ride on!
Kyotokai-ming
Jan 6, 2004 3:55 PM
Where are you posting those pictures then ? I like to see. RBR wouldn't mind, would they.
KyotoAkirasho
Jan 6, 2004 4:06 PM
... ditto...

Just post them on the non-cycling forum!

Be the bike.
Double ditto...The Walrus
Jan 6, 2004 4:14 PM
...if I had access to a scanner, I'd post some of the ones I shot when I was there.