Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Kurama Temple in the Mountain and Climbing over it!
After lunch break at the Eizan Train terminal area, 30-minute train ride took students into Mt. Kurama upon which "the great king of the conquerors of evil and the spirit of the earth" was believed to be descended from Venus, with the great mission of the salvation of mankind some 6 million years ago. The temple is located in the middle of the mountain to which winding road and tons of steps continue. Beyond the Kurama temple, everyone began climbing the Kurama mountain and went down to another side of the mountain, "Kibune" shrine famous for the deity of Water! 1.5-mile walk took students to the Eizan Train station "Kibune-guchi" from which they return to the city area! Everyone was soaked with his/her own sweat! The Japan Study Abroad program should offer some PE credits!