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Day 15: Nagoya, unexpectedly

This was supposed to be my last day of the Kumano pilgrimage. I wanted at least to spend it in the countryside. A bus took me from Hongū to Shingū and I didn't think too long whether to stay or not. Small cities are the worst of both worlds: unnatural and no fun either.

I noticed, however, that there is a village on the way toward Tōkyō, where there is a suspicious aglomeration of lodgings.


I left the train at the nearest station and spent about 50 minutes walking up there. The village was deserted. Almost no living creatures around except plants. I guess this is what most Japanese rural areas look like, nowadays.

Unfortunately, I only found one of the alleged lodgings to be open and they demanded draconic 15000¥ for one night.

I turned around and went back to the railway station. It was getting late and I didn't want to risk, so I went all the way to where the train meets the Shinkansen to Tōkyō: Nagoya.

I was lucky the hostel near the station had a bed for me.

I wanted to hear some live music but I was too late. They start soon and end soon as well around here. Well, hopefully, I'll make up for it in the coming days.

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