Monday, July 25, 2016

Overnight trip to Urayasu (Part 5) / 浦安一泊の旅 (パート4)

Of course whenever we take a road trip with Yukio and Reiko, we are bound to go to at least one temple or shrine.  This trip was no different.  After leaving Moomin Valley (Akebono Chidren's Forest Park), we decided to head to a hot spring.  But first, we found our way to Kannonji Temple which was also featured in a manga called "Yama no Susume" known as "Encouragement of Climb" in English.  Um, I have never heard of the manga but the temple was nice. This temple features a large white elephant on its grounds.


The White Elephant / 白い像

This panel was displayed by the white elephant which is the only reason why I knew it was featured in the manga.


Dragon at the hand purification basin.


Hondo / 本堂

Prayer boards / 絵馬

Here is something you don't find too often. A small udon shop on the temple grounds! So of course we had a bowl of udon.


It was quite delicious too!


Kannonji Temple Seal / 観音寺の御朱印

And our last stop before heading home was a hot spring at Miyazawako Onsen Kirari Bettei.  Heck, we could have spent all day here.  This was the best place to relax. Check out the URL below for the open air bath we enjoyed.

東京に帰る前の最後の目的地、日帰り温泉の宮沢湖温泉 喜楽里別邸。ここでずーと居ても良かった。本当に最高の温泉でした。下記のURLを見て、私たちが楽しんでた露天風呂をご覧になって。

Lake Miyazawa / 宮沢湖

We were enjoying the view while drinking beer and eating these miso-covered potatoes.


My wife and I at Miyazawako Onsen Kirari Bettei.

宮沢湖温泉 喜楽里別邸で遊んでてた。

And then our overnight trip was over.  Back to reality and work on Monday.


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