Today I begin the Kumano Kodo portion of my trip. No sumptuous breakfast buffet. No friendly tour companions to chat with. No handsome tour guide to shepherd us through the train station. I am on my own.
I took the subway to the train station in Osaka and took the train to Kii-Tanabe. Then I took a bus to the Akizuno Garten, my lodging for the night. Thanks to a kindly bus driver, I got off at the right stop. This is a lovely place and I wish I could stay longer. But I got a pilgrimage to do!