Nov 21, 2014

North toward home

 Leaving Sakuta Jinja, I started walking north toward home. I was on an apparently newly built paved path that ran along the side of the river.
As I pointed out before, to the south was a large flat area surrounded by hills with only the two river valleys as entrances. As I walked the hills came closer and soon I was in a very easily defended narrow valley. It was quite obvious why people 3,000+ years ago elected to settle here. The hillsides were so steep that the path became more like a bridge. One side was supported by posts, some actually in the river, and the other side was sometimes touch the ground and at other times on posts. I wish this was nearer to my apartment. It is a great place for walking.

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