Tuesday, May 17, 2011

kuma no ashi

The weather is just so lovely right now - bare legs, sunscreen and ice-creams.
On sunday we went off to see Yamadera in its spring green magnificence.

We stopped at the nice soba restaurant again and this time I remembered to take a photo before I wolfed (wolved?) it down. Bowls of tempura soba all around.

Then we had goma (sesame seed) flavoured soft serve ice-cream.

Looking good Gareth

Then we marched on up to the top of the mountain.
Stop taking pictures of small children, Mirabel

The monks' vegetable garden

Unlike last time, and every other temple we have been to in Japan, we were among only a handful of visitors. It was incredibly peaceful.