Most Japanese live on its four largest Islands. So far, our trip has been mostly on Honshu, the largest of the four by far. For the last three days, we've been on Hokaido, the smallest. Tomorrow, we head to the largest of the 8,500 others (Miyajma), and the only one that is entirely a World Heritage Site.
We walked up the hill to it, and then up the stairs inside it, and saw the territory. Today, it looks like any city. In the 1600s, it was all rice fields and potential rivals.
Our guide, Kimi, shares her life with us. And her stories provide us with the insight that we hope will bring us a little more wisdom into how we could lead our lives.
To see all of the photos taken today, click on Wednesday, Apr 11th, Matsuyama, Japan.