Nikko YAMABUSHI Bike Tour③

The stage 3 of “Nikko YAMABUSHI Bike Tour” started from a short walk on a mossy cobbled path for Shugendo practices. After joining a fire ceremony of esoteric buddhism, today’s highlight was a climbing up the famous “Irohazaka” slope under wet conditions. It was a really good experience for understanding what cycling and Shugendo have in common…? A gorgeous lunch at The Ritz-Carlton and another historical temple followed by wet lakeside ride with beautiful water falls!! And got warmed by soft and milky sulfur hot-spring in Nikko Yumoto Onsen.