Good morning!! At least it`s morning where I am~not sure what time it is where you are. Last night we stayed at a hostel way up in the mountains on the island of Shikoku. We spent most of yesterday driving around on narrow drop-away roads, climbing higher and higher into the Japanese mountains. We saw two sets of wild monkeys--some with babies on their backs! It is so beautiful here. The hostel is run by Buddhist monks who live at the temple here, one of the 88 Sacred Temples in this region. Today we will see some more temples here, then head back out of the mountains to Kyoto.
We have completely fallen in love with Japan. I will post some photos as soon as I can.