katakanadian wrote (View Post
): › Sept 3
Osoresan. Is there time to do anything else that day? Hiking?
I would say yes : since you will be sleeping in Shimokita, you will have time to do something else. It depends however on how long you will spend in Osoresan and the Bôdaiji. Once you are inside the temple precinct (500 yen), you can use the small onsen for free.
There are very few buses though, so plan your trip carefully. Here is the detail as of today :
Around 40 to 45 minutes for the bus trip (750 yen one way) :
(from 5/01 to 9/30)
=> from Shimokita Station
=> from Osoresan
On the way, the bus driver might stop at a local spring for everybody to get fresh water : have an empty bottle ready.