I will pick you up from Sakado station and we will drive to a small hiking town, Ogose which is famous for its plums. We will visit the Dragon Taming Temple, run by a very kind monk who has telepathy with the carp in his heart shaped pond and chants the carp sultras.
We will drive to the Black Mountain Three Waterfalls. Walk past hot springs, shrines and little shops in the forest and dine on the delicious sneaky Iwana fish.
We will drive through thick forest to the top of the mountains. and have lunch at the top of the mountains in a quiet cafe run by a very kind lady who has traveled the world, enjoying the glorious views.
We will drive through valleys and forest to the bamboo temple and on our way home will visit a Korean shrine built by a Korean prince thousands of years ago.