At Chuson-ji temple they have these places where you wash your left hand, then your right, and then drink with your hands.
On our walk back we spotted the remains of another shrine that was on an island.
At Hiraizumi Station I saw yet another freight train!
Sadly this is our train, taking us away from the rural areas of Iwate.We went to Ichinoseki Station to catch a Nasuno Shinkansen. Unbeknownst to me, there was a KiHa 100 storage yard there! I just really like KiHa 100s.
These are two KiHa 100s moving along on the side tracks below the shinkansen platforms.
This was our E5 Nasuno train that we took to Omiya.
Why were we going to Omiya again? To stay in Toyoko Inn 120.
If you like trains and are going to Japan, I HIGHLY recommend this place. Just ask for a trainview room.
Next post will be about the Usui Pass Railway Heritage Park.