I got up in good spirits had some fruits for breakfast and got on to the trail again.
The ascend was pretty tough. It was going up and up. It was described by some poets as being really hard, before.
There were some remains of tea houses on the way. Again much less historical and spiritual sites.
This morning the few statues that I saw were really special though. In the morning fog they looked amazing. It took the spiritual aspect really serious and tried to get all the help I could. And I could really feel it working.
After the first big pass there was a big detour in a forest road.
At the end there was a lovely tea house though. Inside it smelled like cedar wood. So nice.
There was a dead boar lying next to the road. A guy was running up the road. At first I was worried. But he was really just jogging and didn’t have any emergency or anything.
I came to a spot were there was a Torii in front of some huge pine trees. I stayed here a while. The feeling I got from the trees was really directly special and had a big influence on me. While I was standing there I got over taken by five other people. All foreigners.
The wind was getting stronger and there were many clouds coming in.
So I couldn’t see the Pacific ocean really well when I saw it from the mountain top.
After a tough descend I arrived in Nachisan, an important part of every pilgrimage, as it is one of the three major spiritual sites. The third one being in Shingu.
I payed respect in the main temple and was in awe of the atmosphere and the preciousness of the Buddha statue displayed here.
Then I went to see the water fall. My legs were really tired, my knees hurt, but the sight of the water fall was really nice.
As it was really hard to get food up here I went into town to have dinner there. I took the bus and had sushi for dinner. I stayed in a cheap guesthouse.
To celebrate the finish of my pilgrimage I went to a nice Onsen in a big hotel in which I have been the only person bathing.