As we emerged from the tent in the morning the red sun slowly rose over the Seto Inland Sea.
Walking through the flat farmland on the outskirts of Saijo City, we grew ever nearer to the high mountain range, which was to be the next day’s target.
We stopped for the night at a henro hut on the way to the next Temple and slept on the benches. No other henro sighted all day.
(33.8621 N 133.0792 E)