What started out as a picnic on the riverbank turned into an impromptu tour of the area shrines and temples. It was a lovely day for it too-- cool, crisp and clear, a pefect autumn day. Since all of the sites along the route we took are known for making wishes come true, it's called the 'wishing trail.' But it was no Sunday stroll-- at 10 kilometers round trip, it was more like a good hike, at least for us. We did get to do a lot of wishing though and even came home with a handful of freshly-picked yuzu, courtesy of the keeper of one of the shrines.
Our final wish was for all of our wishes to come true... And as for the yuzu: that turned into a yuzu bath, yuzu tea and sugar-coated yuzu peels.