Pagoda in the afternoon
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With my delayed train out of Aso I arrived a bit late in Shin Yamaguchi - which I thought would be next to Yamaguchi itself. Unfortunately it turns out to be quite a big distance from the older part of the city. But after getting a slooooooooooooow local train I finally arrive at the centre of Yamaguchi. I find a nice little ryokan not too far from the station and get there and put down my back in my little room overlooking a small pond with a few carps swimming around. Then it is time to head out.
I walk down a couple of the small streets and get to a small area with a little park area and several old shrines. It is in the afternoon and hardly anybody is around - it is a nice and peaceful area far off the beaten track. This southern part of Japan is different from other parts of Japan with virtually no tourist at all. I get to a small pagoda which is nice for pictures - unfortunately it is a bit late in the afternoon and the sun is not all that friendly to my photos - but hey I doubt I’ll get here tomorrow morning so I gotta make the best of it tonight.
I wander a bit up the hill and there are another little temple complex with a group of temples build in threes - in some sort of Shinto tradition which I am not fully familiar with. But it looks quite nice.
I head back towards the center of the city trying to make it back in time for dinner. But on the road I walk up the main hill in the city. On top of the hill is an unusual sight for this part of the world - a catholic church. There is a great view from the top all over the city.