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Apr 16, 2015 - Tanabe - preparing for Pilgrimage

As predicted, an uneventful and rather pleasant tho' long train trip to Tanabe from where my pilgrimage will commences tomorriow. Very pretty countryside, interesting to see rice paddies, tea plantations etc tho coastline was rather woeful, Japanese beaches not great. Had wonderful views of snow clad Mt Fuji from train. Amazed at density of housing along entire route, even Indian slums did not look as crowded as Japanese suburbs. Cities and towns are really not terribly attractive. Not much to see in Tanabe although are really pleased to be...

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