My father is bringing another group of visitors for a tour in April and today we took Megan and Nathan to explore a couple of new places we are thinking of visiting. The main destination was a wonderfully quiet temple called Monjusenji which is half way up a big mountain with nothing but mountains and trees all around it. They not only provide accommodation, but are also amazingly willing to share their knowledge and allow us to participate in all their daily routines. Hopefully it should turn out to be a highlight of the tour of Japan. Of course to get there there are a large number of stairs.... definitely worth the climb though!